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Oak Ridge, Mississippi
(Attala County)

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Welcome to Oak Ridge ...

So far, we have found very little information about Oak Ridge. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Oak Ridge to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Oak Ridge, please Contact Us.


Oak Ridge would have been located within present day Attala County<2>.

The location of Oak Ridge has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

When the people of Oak Ridge referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Oak Ridger<4>

A typical abbreviation for Oak Ridge: Oak Rdg. (or less commonly used: Oak Rdge. or Oak Ridg.)

While the community is gone, the present day location for Oak Ridge is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: The area where Oak Ridge was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Oak Ridge would have been located in the (662) area code.

Communities Also Named Oak Ridge ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Oak Ridge: This one is located in Attala County and the other is located in Warren County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 72 communities that are also named Oak Ridge - they are located in Alabama (4), Arizona, Arkansas, Florida (2), Georgia (4), Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky (4), Louisiana (4), Maine, Maryland (3), Michigan, Missouri (6), New Jersey (2), New York, North Carolina (4), Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina (3), Tennessee, Texas (8), Virginia (6) and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oak Ridge.

Communities near Oak Ridge ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oak Ridge.

  • Kosciusko [Attala County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kosciusko
    • Kosciusko [Attala County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Oak Ridge
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,720 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kosciusko have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kosciusko
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kosciusko<7>
  • Ackerman [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackerman
    • Ackerman [Choctaw County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Oak Ridge
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,448 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ackerman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ackerman<7>
  • Vaiden [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaiden
    • Vaiden [Carroll County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Oak Ridge
    • Estimated population in 2019: 957 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vaiden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaiden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vaiden<7>
  • Kilmichael [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilmichael
    • Kilmichael [Montgomery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Oak Ridge
    • Estimated population in 2019: 557 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilmichael
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Weir [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weir
      • Weir [Choctaw County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weir have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weir
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weir<7>
    • Ethel [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
      • Ethel [Attala County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 385 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethel
    • French Camp [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Camp
      • French Camp [Choctaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 165 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Camp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for French Camp<7>
    • West [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West
      • West [Holmes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 149 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West<7>
    • McCool [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCool
      • McCool [Attala County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCool
    • Bankston [Choctaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bankston
      • Bankston [Choctaw County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Oak Ridge
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bankston. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oak Ridge. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oak Ridge.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oak Ridge. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oak Ridge.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oak Ridge. See our Newspapers Page for Oak Ridge.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Attala County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Oak Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Attala, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Oak Ridge refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Oak Ridge may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oak Ridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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- Oak Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2404, Longitude: -89.5084       In this case, the coordinates for Oak Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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