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(Attala County)

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Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Oak Ridge:
    • 33.240405, -89.508408
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Oak Ridge
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Oak Ridge ...

We have found 73 communities that share the name Oak Ridge.

There is one other community in Mississippi which is also named Oak Ridge.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 71 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Oak Ridge, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Warren County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Warren County and lies 87 miles [140 km]<1> to the southwest of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Oak Ridge.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Coffee County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Coffee County and lies 250 miles [402.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coffee County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Morgan County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Morgan County and lies 167 miles [268.8 km] to the east northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Saint Clair County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Saint Clair County and lies 187 miles [300.9 km] to the east of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Tuscaloosa County and lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the east of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscaloosa County community of Oak Ridge.
    • Arizona
      • Apache County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Oak Ridge [Apache County].
    • Arkansas
      • Craighead County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Craighead County and lies 197 miles [317 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Craighead County community of Oak Ridge.
    • Florida
      • Orange County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Orange County and lies 581 miles [935 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Polk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Oak Ridge [Polk County].
    • Georgia
      • Clayton County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Clayton County and lies 300 miles [482.8 km]<1> to the east of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clayton County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Coweta County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Coweta County and lies 279 miles [449 km] to the east of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coweta County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Meriwether County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Oak Ridge [Meriwether County].
      • Oconee County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Oconee County and lies 350 miles [563.3 km] to the east of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oconee County community of Oak Ridge.
    • Illinois
      • Lake County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Lake County and lies 620 miles [997.8 km]<1> to the north of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Woodford County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Woodford County and lies 522 miles [840.1 km] to the north of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Woodford County community of Oak Ridge.
    • Indiana
      • Martin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Oak Ridge [Martin County].
    • Kansas
      • Douglas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Oak Ridge [Douglas County].
      • Elk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Oak Ridge [Elk County].
    • Kentucky
      • Daviess County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Daviess County and lies 340 miles [547.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Daviess County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Edmonson County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Edmonson County and lies 335 miles [539.1 km] to the north northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Edmonson County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Kenton County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Kenton County and lies 483 miles [777.3 km] to the north northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kenton County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Lewis County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Lewis County and lies 493 miles [793.4 km] to the northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Oak Ridge.
    • Louisiana
      • Jackson Parish
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Jackson Parish and lies 183 miles [294.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson Parish community of Oak Ridge.
      • Morehouse Parish
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Morehouse Parish and lies 137 miles [220.5 km] to the west southwest of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morehouse Parish community of Oak Ridge.
      • Saint Tammany Parish
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Saint Tammany Parish and lies 205 miles [329.9 km] to the south of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Tammany Parish community of Oak Ridge.
      • Tangipahoa Parish
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Tangipahoa Parish and lies 193 miles [310.6 km] to the south southwest of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tangipahoa Parish community of Oak Ridge.
    • Maine
      • York County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in York County and lies 1,245 miles [2,003.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Oak Ridge.
    • Maryland
      • Harford County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Harford County and lies 850 miles [1,367.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Montgomery County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Montgomery County and lies 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Washington County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Washington County and lies 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Oak Ridge.
    • Michigan
      • Chippewa County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Chippewa County and lies 943 miles [1,517.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chippewa County community of Oak Ridge.
    • Missouri
      • Barry County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Barry County and lies 340 miles [547.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barry County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Cape Girardeau County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Cape Girardeau County and lies 294 miles [473.1 km] to the north of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cape Girardeau County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Lincoln County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Pemiscot County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Pemiscot County and lies 193 miles [310.6 km] to the north of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pemiscot County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Saint Louis County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Oak Ridge [Saint Louis County].
      • Vernon County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Vernon County and lies 411 miles [661.4 km] to the northwest of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vernon County community of Oak Ridge.
    • New Jersey
      • Ocean County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Ocean County and lies 964 miles [1,551.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ocean County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Passaic County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Passaic County and lies 984 miles [1,583.6 km] to the northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Passaic County community of Oak Ridge.
    • New York
      • Montgomery County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Montgomery County and lies 1,053 miles [1,694.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Oak Ridge.
    • North Carolina
      • Guilford County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Guilford County and lies 576 miles [927 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guilford County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Orange County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Orange County and lies 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the east northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Rowan County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Rowan County and lies 541 miles [870.7 km] to the east northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rowan County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Stokes County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Stokes County and lies 576 miles [927 km] to the east northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stokes County community of Oak Ridge.
    • Ohio
      • Hancock County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Oak Ridge [Hancock County].
      • Montgomery County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Montgomery County and lies 533 miles [857.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Stark County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Stark County and lies 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stark County community of Oak Ridge.
    • Oklahoma
      • Osage County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Osage County and lies 450 miles [724.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Osage County community of Oak Ridge.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Armstrong County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Armstrong County and lies 775 miles [1,247.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Armstrong County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Clarion County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Oak Ridge [Clarion County].
      • Clearfield County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Clearfield County and lies 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearfield County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Lackawanna County
      • Although located in Lackawanna County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lackawanna County community of Oak Ridge.
    • South Carolina
      • Charleston County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Charleston County and lies 548 miles [881.9 km]<1> to the east of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charleston County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Lancaster County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Oak Ridge [Lancaster County].
      • Williamsburg County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Williamsburg County and lies 569 miles [915.7 km] to the east of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williamsburg County community of Oak Ridge.
    • Tennessee
      • Anderson County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Anderson County and lies 350 miles [563.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Oak Ridge.
    • Texas
      • Bowie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Oak Ridge [Bowie County].
      • Cooke County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Cooke County and lies 434 miles [698.5 km]<1> to the west of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cooke County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Fannin County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Fannin County and lies 373 miles [600.3 km] to the west of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fannin County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Grayson County
      • Although located in Grayson County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grayson County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Kaufman County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Kaufman County and lies 393 miles [632.5 km] to the west of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kaufman County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Llano County
      • Although located in Llano County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Llano County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Nacogdoches County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Nacogdoches County and lies 315 miles [506.9 km] to the west southwest of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nacogdoches County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Parker County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Oak Ridge [Parker County].
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Oak Ridge [Fairfax County].
      • Nelson County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Nelson County and lies 672 miles [1,081.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nelson County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Pittsylvania County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Pittsylvania County and lies 609 miles [980.1 km] to the east northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pittsylvania County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Roanoke County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Roanoke County and lies 602 miles [968.8 km] to the east northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roanoke County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Stafford County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Stafford County and lies 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the east northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stafford County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Suffolk City
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Suffolk City and lies 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the east northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk City community of Oak Ridge.
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette County
      • This Oak Ridge is located in Fayette County and lies 577 miles [928.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oak Ridge that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Oak Ridge.
      • Kanawha County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Oak Ridge [Kanawha County].
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • Honduras
      • Distance: 1,179 miles [1,897.4 km]<1> to the south
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oak Ridge ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Chapel Hill [Attala County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [Attala County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ethel [Attala County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
    • Ethel [Attala County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> 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]<1> 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Camp
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for French Camp<5>
  • Friendship [Attala County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [Attala County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gregory [Attala County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
      • Gregory [Attala County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Huntsville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
      • Huntsville [Montgomery County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Oak Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
    • Liberty Chapel [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Chapel
      • Liberty Chapel [Attala County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Chapel
    • Liberty Hill [Attala County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [Attala County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Oak Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pierces Chapel [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierces Chapel
      • Pierces Chapel [Attala County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierces Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierces Chapel
    • Pilgrims Rest [Attala County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilgrims Rest
      • Pilgrims Rest [Attala County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Oak Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilgrims Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Poplar Creek [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Creek
      • Poplar Creek [Montgomery County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Oak Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Creek
    • Sand Hill [Attala County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Attala County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Oak Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shady Grove [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Attala County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove

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 Oak Ridge. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Cecil Stamps Blackwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Ackerman (Mississippi) on Sunday October 28, 1934 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 13, 2000 at the age of 66.
      • Ackerman is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Oak Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Stamps Blackwood<6>
    • Archie Dees     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Ethel (Mississippi) on Saturday February 22, 1936 and died in Bloomington (Indiana) on Monday April 4, 2016 at the age of 80. He is buried at Clear Creek Cemetery (Monroe County, Indiana).
      • Ethel is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Oak Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Archie Dees<6>
    • Roebuck 'Pops' Staples     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Winona (Mississippi) on Monday December 28, 1914 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday December 19, 2000 at the age of 86. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Winona is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Oak Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roebuck 'Pops' Staples<6>

How Far From Oak Ridge 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 Oak Ridge to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Oak Ridge once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Oak Ridge and extending to:

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    • Kosciusko, which is the Seat of Attala County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Oak Ridge to Kosciusko, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 75 miles [120.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,676 miles [10,744 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,392 miles [11,896.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,267 miles [8,476.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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).
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Oak Ridge 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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Oak Ridge to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.306 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.136 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.454 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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