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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 Oaklawn, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oaklawn and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Oaklawn:
    • 32.005157, -90.997884
    • 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 Oaklawn
  • 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 Oaklawn ...

We have found nineteen communities that share the name Oaklawn.

Within Mississippi, the name Oaklawn is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Desha County
      • This Oaklawn is located in Desha County and lies 133 miles [214 km]<1> to the north of the Oaklawn that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaklawn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Desha County community of Oaklawn.
      • Garland 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 Arkansas community of Oaklawn [Garland County].
    • Florida
      • Marion 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 Oaklawn [Marion County].
    • Georgia
      • Brooks County
      • This Oaklawn is located in Brooks County and lies 435 miles [700.1 km]<1> to the east of the Oaklawn that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaklawn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brooks County community of Oaklawn.
      • Coweta County
      • This Oaklawn is located in Coweta County and lies 372 miles [598.7 km] to the east northeast of the Oaklawn that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaklawn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coweta County community of Oaklawn.
      • Houston 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 Oaklawn [Houston County].
    • Illinois
      • Vermilion 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 Illinois community of Oaklawn [Vermilion County].
    • Kansas
      • Sedgwick County
      • This Oaklawn is located in Sedgwick County and lies 526 miles [846.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Oaklawn that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaklawn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sedgwick County community of Oaklawn.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Mary Parish
      • This Oaklawn is located in Saint Mary Parish and lies 151 miles [243 km]<1> to the south of the Oaklawn that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaklawn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Mary Parish community of Oaklawn.
      • Saint Tammany Parish
      • This Oaklawn is located in Saint Tammany Parish and lies 133 miles [214 km] to the south southeast of the Oaklawn that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaklawn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Tammany Parish community of Oaklawn.
    • Maryland
      • Prince George's County
      • This Oaklawn is located in Prince George's County and lies 916 miles [1,474.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oaklawn that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaklawn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince George's County community of Oaklawn.
    • Michigan
      • Ottawa 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 Michigan community of Oaklawn [Ottawa County].
    • Oregon
      • Clackamas County
      • This Oaklawn is located in Clackamas County and lies 1,920 miles [3,089.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Oaklawn that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaklawn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clackamas County community of Oaklawn.
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence County
      • This Oaklawn is located in Providence County and lies 1,266 miles [2,037.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oaklawn that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaklawn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Providence County community of Oaklawn.
    • South Carolina
      • Sumter County
      • This Oaklawn is located in Sumter County and lies 631 miles [1,015.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Oaklawn that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaklawn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumter County community of Oaklawn.
    • Tennessee
      • Cheatham County
      • This Oaklawn is located in Cheatham County and lies 377 miles [606.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oaklawn that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaklawn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheatham County community of Oaklawn.
      • Putnam County
      • This Oaklawn is located in Putnam County and lies 426 miles [685.6 km] to the northeast of the Oaklawn that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaklawn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Oaklawn.
      • Shelby County
      • This Oaklawn is located in Shelby County and lies 233 miles [375 km] to the north northeast of the Oaklawn that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaklawn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Oaklawn.
    • Virginia
      • Culpeper County
      • This Oaklawn is located in Culpeper County and lies 856 miles [1,377.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oaklawn that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaklawn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Culpeper County community of Oaklawn.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oaklawn ...

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.

  • Allen [Claiborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
    • Allen [Claiborne County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Oaklawn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
  • Gordon [Claiborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
    • Gordon [Claiborne County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Oaklawn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
  • Grand Gulf [Claiborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Gulf
    • Grand Gulf [Claiborne County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Oaklawn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Gulf have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Gulf
  • Green Meadow [Claiborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Meadow
    • Green Meadow [Claiborne County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Oaklawn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Meadow
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    • Hermanville [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermanville
      • Hermanville [Claiborne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Oaklawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermanville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermanville
    • Hurricane [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane
      • Hurricane [Warren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oaklawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurricane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
    • Jeff Davis [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeff Davis
      • Jeff Davis [Warren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oaklawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeff Davis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeff Davis
    • Red Lick [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lick
      • Red Lick [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Oaklawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lick
    • Rocky Springs [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Springs
      • Rocky Springs [Claiborne County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Oaklawn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
    • Shankstown [Jefferson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shankstown
      • Shankstown [Jefferson County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Oaklawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shankstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Spring Plains [Claiborne County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Plains
      • Spring Plains [Claiborne County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oaklawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Willows [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willows
      • Willows [Claiborne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Oaklawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows

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 Oaklawn. 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 ...
    • Irwin Russel     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Port Gibson (Mississippi) on Thursday June 3, 1852 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday December 23, 1879 at the age of 27. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Port Gibson is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south of Oaklawn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irwin Russel<4>
    • Irwin Russell     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Port Gibson (Mississippi) on Friday June 3, 1853 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday December 23, 1879 at the age of 26. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Port Gibson is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south of Oaklawn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irwin Russell<4>

How Far From Oaklawn to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Oaklawn to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Port Gibson, which is the Seat of Claiborne County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 52 miles [83.7 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Oaklawn to Jackson, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 916 miles [1,474.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,798 miles [10,940.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,513 miles [12,091 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,389 miles [8,672.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Claiborne County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oaklawn. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oaklawn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oaklawn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0052, Longitude: -90.9979       In this case, the coordinates for Oaklawn 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 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 Oaklawn 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>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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Oaklawn to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.114 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.909 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.276 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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