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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 Vale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oak Vale 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 Vale:
    • 31.438506, -89.964527
    • 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 Vale
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oak Vale ...

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.

  • Arm [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arm
    • Arm [Lawrence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Vale
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arm
  • Ebenezer [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Oak Vale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Expose [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Expose
    • Expose [Marion County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Vale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Expose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Expose
  • Hardscrabble [Lawrence County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardscrabble
    • Hardscrabble [Lawrence County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Vale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardscrabble have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Holly Springs [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Marion County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Oak Vale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
    • Lightville [Marion County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lightville
      • Lightville [Marion County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Vale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lightville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lucas [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucas
      • Lucas [Jefferson Davis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Oak Vale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucas
    • Progress [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Progress
      • Progress [Jefferson Davis County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Oak Vale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Progress have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Progress
    • Society Hill [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Society Hill
      • Society Hill [Jefferson Davis County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Vale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Society Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Society Hill
    • Story [Jefferson Davis County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Story
      • Story [Jefferson Davis County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Oak Vale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Story have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Vale. 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 ...
    • Roscoe Ates     (Actor, comedian, musician)
      • Actor, comedian, musician. He was born in Grange (Mississippi) on Sunday January 20, 1895 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday March 1, 1962 at the age of 67. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Grange is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Oak Vale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roscoe Ates<3>
    • Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Mississippi) on Sunday October 2, 1932 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday February 22, 2008 at the age of 75.
      • Columbia is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Oak Vale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day<3>
    • Earsell Mackbee     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Brookhaven (Mississippi) on Wednesday January 15, 1941 and died in Vallejo (California) on Monday November 9, 2009 at the age of 68. He is buried at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery (Solano County, California).
      • Brookhaven is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Oak Vale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earsell Mackbee<3>

How Far From Oak Vale to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Vale to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Oak Vale and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Prentiss, which is the Seat of Jefferson Davis County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Oak Vale to Prentiss, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,783 miles [10,916.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,494 miles [12,060.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,370 miles [8,642.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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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>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).
<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 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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Vale to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.42 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.026 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.949 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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