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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Oakwood.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Oakwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oakwood and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Oakwood and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Oakwood. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Oakwood.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Floyd County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Floyd County sighting report from eBird.

Since Oakwood is near Butler County and also Chickasaw County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Butler County

Sighting report for Chickasaw County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Oakwood.

How Far From Oakwood to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Oakwood to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Oakwood and extending to:

  • Charles City [Map], which is the Seat of Floyd County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 106 miles [170.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Oakwood to Des Moines, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,307 miles [10,150.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,058 miles [11,358.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,956 miles [7,975.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oakwood ...

We have found 63 communities that share the name Oakwood.

Within Iowa, there is just one other community named Oakwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 62 communities in the United States and Canada - with 62 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Iowa

Communities outside of Iowa


Communities Outside of Iowa

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IllinoisMissouriOntarioWest Virginia
 
IndianaNew JerseyPennsylvaniaWisconsin

Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Madison County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Arkansas

Garland County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Garland County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the South.

Lee County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the South.

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Los Angeles County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Los Angeles County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,185 miles [1,907.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Georgia

Hall County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Hall County   [Map]

Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the Southeast.

Newton County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the Southeast.

Illinois

DuPage County

Our profile page for Oakwood, DuPage County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in DuPage County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Peoria County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Peoria County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Peoria County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Vermilion County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Vermilion County   [Map]

Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the Southeast.

Indiana

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Oakwood, LaPorte County   [Map]

Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Steuben County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Steuben County   [Map]

Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Kansas

Linn County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Linn County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Linn County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Louisiana

Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Oakwood, Jefferson Parish

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Jefferson Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Saint Tammany Parish

Our profile page for Oakwood, Saint Tammany Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 896 miles [1,442 km] to the South.

Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Waldo County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,168 miles [1,879.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Cecil County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Cecil County   [Map]

Distance: About 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the East.

Charles County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Charles County   [Map]

Distance: About 878 miles [1,413 km] to the East Southeast.

Harford County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Harford County   [Map]

Distance: About 890 miles [1,432.3 km] to the East.

Michigan

Kalamazoo County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Kalamazoo County   [Map]

Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the East.

Macomb County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Macomb County

This community is historic.

Although located in Macomb County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Oakland County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Oakland County   [Map]

Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the East.

Saint Joseph County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Saint Joseph County   [Map]

Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the East.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Wayne County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Wayne County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the South Southwest.

Marion County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the South Southeast.

New Jersey

Ocean County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Ocean County   [Map]

Distance: About 974 miles [1,567.5 km] to the East.

New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Cayuga County   [Map]

Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the East.

Richmond County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Richmond County   [Map]

Distance: About 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Guilford County   [Map]

Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Onslow County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Onslow County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,001 miles [1,611 km] to the East Southeast.

North Dakota

Walsh County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Walsh County   [Map]

Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the North Northwest.

Ohio

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Cuyahoga County   [Map]

Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the East.

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Guernsey County   [Map]

Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Paulding County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Paulding County   [Map]

Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Oklahoma

Dewey County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Dewey County   [Map]

Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the Southwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Oakwood   [Map]

Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Beaver County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Beaver County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Beaver County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Aiken County   [Map]

Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the Southeast.

Lexington County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Lexington County   [Map]

Distance: About 883 miles [1,421.1 km] to the Southeast.

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Spartanburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the Southeast.

York County

Our profile page for Oakwood, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the Southeast.

South Dakota

Brookings County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Brookings County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Brookings County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Bradley County   [Map]

Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the Southeast.

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Hamblen County   [Map]

Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Southeast.

Knox County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Knox County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Knox County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Rutherford County   [Map]

Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the Southeast.

Texas

Leon County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Leon County   [Map]

Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 km] to the South Southwest.

Virginia

Arlington County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Arlington County   [Map]

Distance: About 860 miles [1,384 km] to the East Southeast.

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Buchanan County   [Map]

Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Fairfax County   [Map]

Distance: About 869 miles [1,398.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Norfolk City

Our profile page for Oakwood, Norfolk City   [Map]

Distance: About 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Rockingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the East Southeast.

West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Fayette County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Fayette County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Kanawha County   [Map]

Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Wisconsin

Milwaukee County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Milwaukee County   [Map]

Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the East.

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Winnebago County   [Map]

Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oakwood ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Charles City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Oakwood   [Map]

Doubleday   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Floyd   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Greene   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Howardville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Marble Rock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Packard   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Powersville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Roseville   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Oakwood. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Robert James Waller

Author. He was born in Rockford (Iowa) on Tueday August 1, 1939 and died in Fredericksburg (Texas) on Friday March 10, 2017 at an age of 77.

Rockford [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Oakwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert James Waller<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Floyd County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oakwood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Floyd County: www.floydcoia.org/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oakwood) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oakwood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oakwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0091, Longitude: -92.7768     [Map].

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Oakwood to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.936 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.485 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.885 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Oakwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Oakwood could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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