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Welcome to Oak Vale ...

Oak Vale is primarily located in Jefferson Davis County<1>. A portion of Oak Vale extends into Jefferson County and Lawrence County.

The location of Oak Vale has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Oak Vale is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Oak Vale lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Oak Vale: (601) and (769)<4>

Adding Oak Vale to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Oak Vale in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Oak Vale elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Oak Vale on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Oak Vale ...

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

  • Columbia [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
    • Columbia [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Oak Vale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,837 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<6>
  • Monticello [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
    • Monticello [Lawrence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Oak Vale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,472 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<6>
  • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prentiss
    • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Oak Vale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 933 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prentiss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prentiss
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prentiss<6>
  • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bassfield
    • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Oak Vale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bassfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bassfield
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Silver Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Lawrence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Oak Vale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Creek<6>
    • Arm [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arm
      • Arm [Lawrence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Oak Vale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arm
    • Sartinville [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sartinville
      • Sartinville [Walthall County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Oak Vale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sartinville
    • Rosella [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosella
      • Rosella [Lawrence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Oak Vale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosella
    • Grange [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grange
      • Grange [Lawrence County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Oak Vale
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Grange. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Kokomo [Marion County]

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 Vale. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oak Vale.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oak Vale. 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 Vale.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oak Vale ...

Looking for more information about Oak Vale? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Oak Vale, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Oak Vale.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Jefferson Davis County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Jefferson Davis, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oak Vale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oak Vale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Vale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4385, Longitude: -89.9645       In this case, the coordinates for Oak Vale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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