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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 Oakley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oakley 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 Oakley:
    • 32.217650, -90.503153
    • 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 Oakley
  • 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 Oakley ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Oakley.

Within Mississippi, the name Oakley is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 30 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Bibb County
      • This Oakley is located in Bibb County and lies 216 miles [347.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bibb County community of Oakley.
    • California
      • Contra Costa County
      • This Oakley is located in Contra Costa County and lies 1,798 miles [2,893.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Contra Costa County community of Oakley.
    • Delaware
      • Sussex County
      • This Oakley is located in Sussex County and lies 956 miles [1,538.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Oakley.
    • Idaho
      • Cassia County
      • This Oakley is located in Cassia County and lies 1,453 miles [2,338.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cassia County community of Oakley.
    • Illinois
      • Macon County
      • This Oakley is located in Macon County and lies 537 miles [864.2 km]<1> to the north of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macon County community of Oakley.
    • Indiana
      • Hendricks 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 Oakley [Hendricks County].
      • Miami County
      • This Oakley is located in Miami County and lies 636 miles [1,023.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Miami County community of Oakley.
    • Iowa
      • Lucas County
      • This Oakley is located in Lucas County and lies 633 miles [1,018.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lucas County community of Oakley.
    • Kansas
      • Logan County
      • This Oakley is located in Logan County and lies 750 miles [1,207 km]<1> to the northwest of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Oakley.
    • Kentucky
      • Laurel County
      • This Oakley is located in Laurel County and lies 502 miles [807.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Laurel County community of Oakley.
    • Louisiana
      • Assumption Parish
      • This Oakley is located in Assumption Parish and lies 164 miles [263.9 km]<1> to the south of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Assumption Parish community of Oakley.
      • Franklin Parish
      • This Oakley is located in Franklin Parish and lies 67 miles [107.8 km] to the west southwest of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin Parish community of Oakley.
      • Iberville Parish
      • This Oakley is located in Iberville Parish and lies 139 miles [223.7 km] to the south southwest of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iberville Parish community of Oakley.
    • Maryland
      • Saint Mary's County
      • This Oakley is located in Saint Mary's County and lies 880 miles [1,416.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Mary's County community of Oakley.
    • Michigan
      • Saginaw County
      • This Oakley is located in Saginaw County and lies 829 miles [1,334.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saginaw County community of Oakley.
    • Missouri
      • Reynolds County
      • This Oakley is located in Reynolds County and lies 341 miles [548.8 km]<1> to the north of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Reynolds County community of Oakley.
    • North Carolina
      • Buncombe County
      • This Oakley is located in Buncombe County and lies 512 miles [824 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buncombe County community of Oakley.
      • Pitt County
      • This Oakley is located in Pitt County and lies 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the east northeast of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pitt County community of Oakley.
    • Ohio
      • Hamilton County
      • This Oakley is located in Hamilton County and lies 587 miles [944.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Oakley.
    • Oregon
      • Harney 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 Oregon community of Oakley [Harney County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Susquehanna County
      • This Oakley is located in Susquehanna County and lies 1,043 miles [1,678.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Susquehanna County community of Oakley.
    • South Carolina
      • Berkeley County
      • This Oakley is located in Berkeley County and lies 612 miles [984.9 km]<1> to the east of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berkeley County community of Oakley.
    • Tennessee
      • Overton County
      • This Oakley is located in Overton County and lies 418 miles [672.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Overton County community of Oakley.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Oakley is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,323 miles [2,129.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Oakley.
      • Summit County
      • This Oakley is located in Summit County and lies 1,290 miles [2,076.1 km] to the west northwest of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Oakley.
    • Virginia
      • Essex County
      • This Oakley is located in Essex County and lies 865 miles [1,392.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Oakley.
      • Mecklenburg 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 Oakley [Mecklenburg County].
      • Roanoke 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 Virginia community of Oakley [Roanoke County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Green County
      • This Oakley is located in Green County and lies 714 miles [1,149.1 km]<1> to the north of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Green County community of Oakley.
    • Wyoming
      • Lincoln County
      • This Oakley is located in Lincoln County and lies 1,281 miles [2,061.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Oakley that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Oakley.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oakley ...

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.

  • Bolton [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
    • Bolton [Hinds County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Oakley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
  • Champion Hill [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champion Hill
    • Champion Hill [Hinds County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Oakley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champion Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Champion Hill
  • Chapel Hill [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [Hinds County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Oakley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
  • Dry Grove [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Grove
    • Dry Grove [Hinds County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Grove
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    • Edwards [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards
      • Edwards [Hinds County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwards<4>
    • Learned [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Learned
      • Learned [Hinds County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Learned have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Learned
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Learned<4>
    • Palestine [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Hinds County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Raymond [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<4>
    • Seven Springs [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Springs
      • Seven Springs [Hinds County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Oakley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Springs

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 Oakley. 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.

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    • Johnny Fuller     (Gospel singer)
      • Gospel singer. He was born in Edwards (Mississippi) on Saturday April 20, 1929 and died in Oakland (California) on Monday May 20, 1985 at the age of 56. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Edwards is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Oakley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Fuller<5>
    • Willie Albert 'Al' Goodman     (Singer)
    • Robert Johnson     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Hazlehurst (Mississippi) on Monday May 8, 1911 and died in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Tueday August 16, 1938 at the age of 27. He is buried at Little Zion MB Church Cemetery (Leflore County, Mississippi).
      • Hazlehurst is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Oakley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<5>
    • Mary Ann Mobley     (Miss America (1959), actress)
      • Miss America (1959), actress. She was born in Brandon (Mississippi) on Wednesday February 17, 1937 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Tueday December 9, 2014 at the age of 77.
      • Brandon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Oakley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ann Mobley<5>
    • David Lee 'Deacon' Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Sunday January 2, 1955 and died in Bakersfield (California) on Sunday July 10, 2011 at the age of 56. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Jackson is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Oakley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Lee 'Deacon' Turner<5>
    • Deacon Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Sunday January 2, 1955 and died in Bakersfield (California) on Sunday July 10, 2011 at the age of 56. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Jackson is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Oakley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Deacon Turner<5>
    • Ernestine Wade     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Tueday August 7, 1906 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday April 15, 1983 at the age of 76. She is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (California).
      • Jackson is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Oakley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernestine Wade<5>
    • Biff Warren     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Friday December 9, 1955 and died in Madison (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1993 at the age of 37. He is buried at Lakewood Memorial Park (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Oakley.
      • Madison is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Oakley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Biff Warren<5>
    • Eudora Welty     (Pultizer Prize winning author)
      • Pultizer Prize winning author. She was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Tueday April 13, 1909 and died in Jackson (Mississippi) on Monday July 23, 2001 at the age of 92. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Oakley.
      • Jackson is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Oakley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eudora Welty<5>
    • John McKay Williams     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Saturday October 27, 1945 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday July 8, 2012 at the age of 66. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Jackson is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Oakley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John McKay Williams<5>

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

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

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    • Jackson, which is the Seat of Hinds County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Oakley to Jackson, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). The buggy would take 6 hours and walking would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 884 miles [1,422.7 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 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,767 miles [10,890.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,482 miles [12,041.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,357 miles [8,621.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Hinds County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hinds County: www.co.hinds.ms.us/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Oakley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2176, Longitude: -90.5032       In this case, the coordinates for Oakley 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Oakley 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Oakley 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 315.828 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.606 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.039 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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