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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 Oakdale Park, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oakdale Park 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 Oakdale Park:
    • 33.604284, -88.428652
    • 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 Oakdale Park
  • 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 Oakdale Park ...

We have found one communities that share the name Oakdale Park.

Within Mississippi, the name Oakdale Park is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, there is another community also named Oakdale Park in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Michigan
      • Kent County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Oakdale Park [Kent County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oakdale Park ...

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.

  • Columbus [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
    • Columbus [Lowndes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Oakdale Park
    • Estimated population in 2019: 23,573 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<3>
  • Fox Run [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Run
    • Fox Run [Lowndes County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Oakdale Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Run
  • Gallagher Ferry [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallagher Ferry
    • Gallagher Ferry [Lowndes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Oakdale Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallagher Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallagher Ferry
  • Greenacres [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenacres
    • Greenacres [Lowndes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Oakdale Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenacres have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenacres
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Holly Hills [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Hills
      • Holly Hills [Lowndes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Oakdale Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Hills
    • Plymouth [Lowndes County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Lowndes County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Oakdale Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rocky Ford [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ford
      • Rocky Ford [Clay County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Oakdale Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ford
    • Sleepy Hollow [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Hollow
      • Sleepy Hollow [Lowndes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Oakdale Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleepy Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sleepy Hollow
    • Woodlawn [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Lowndes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Oakdale Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

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 Oakdale Park. 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 ...
    • Henry 'Hurricane Hank' Armstrong     (Professional boxer)
    • Chester 'Howlin Wolf' Burnett     (Musician)
    • Guy Terrell Bush     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Aberdeen (Mississippi) on Friday August 23, 1901 and died in Shannon (Mississippi) on Tueday July 2, 1985 at the age of 83. He is buried at Shannon Cemetery (Lee County, Mississippi).
      • Aberdeen is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Oakdale Park.
      • Shannon is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the northwest of Oakdale Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<5>
    • Andrew Patrick Wood     (Musician)

How Far From Oakdale Park 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 Oakdale Park to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbus, which is the Seat of Lowndes County and lies just to the South.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 135 miles [217.3 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Oakdale Park to Jackson, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,614 miles [10,644.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,328 miles [11,793.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,204 miles [8,375 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Lowndes County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oakdale Park. 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 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Oakdale Park 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oakdale Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakdale Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6043, Longitude: -88.4287       In this case, the coordinates for Oakdale Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Oakdale Park to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.67 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.448 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.94 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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