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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 Oakridge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oakridge 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 Oakridge:
    • 34.268718, -88.724220
    • 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 Oakridge
  • 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 Oakridge ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Oakridge.

Within Mississippi, the name Oakridge is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another sixteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these sixteen communities, fourteen are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Oakridge lies 2,025 miles [3,258.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Oakridge that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakridge
    • California
      • San Joaquin 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 California community of Oakridge [San Joaquin County].
    • Colorado
      • Routt 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 Colorado community of Oakridge [Routt County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Oakridge is located in Hillsborough County and lies 571 miles [918.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Oakridge that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Oakridge.
    • Maryland
      • Cecil County
      • This Oakridge is located in Cecil County and lies 802 miles [1,290.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Oakridge that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cecil County community of Oakridge.
      • Frederick County
      • This Oakridge is located in Frederick County and lies 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the east northeast of the Oakridge that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Oakridge.
    • Minnesota
      • Winona County
      • This Oakridge is located in Winona County and lies 701 miles [1,128.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Oakridge that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winona County community of Oakridge.
    • Oklahoma
      • Creek County
      • This Oakridge is located in Creek County and lies 430 miles [692 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Oakridge that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Creek County community of Oakridge.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Oakridge.
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Oakridge is located in Lane County and lies 1,909 miles [3,072.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Oakridge that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Oakridge.
    • Pennsylvania
      • York County
      • This Oakridge is located in York County and lies 767 miles [1,234.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oakridge that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Oakridge.
    • South Carolina
      • Lexington County
      • This Oakridge is located in Lexington County and lies 429 miles [690.4 km]<1> to the east of the Oakridge that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lexington County community of Oakridge.
    • Tennessee
      • Montgomery County
      • This Oakridge is located in Montgomery County and lies 163 miles [262.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Oakridge that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Oakridge.
    • Virginia
      • Suffolk City
      • 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 Oakridge [Suffolk City].
    • Wisconsin
      • Kenosha 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 Wisconsin community of Oakridge [Kenosha County].
      • Pierce County
      • This Oakridge is located in Pierce County and lies 738 miles [1,187.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Oakridge that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pierce County community of Oakridge.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oakridge ...

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.

  • Flowerdale [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowerdale
    • Flowerdale [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Oakridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowerdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowerdale
  • Green Acres [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
    • Green Acres [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Oakridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
  • Harrisburg Heights [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg Heights
    • Harrisburg Heights [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Oakridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg Heights
  • Lakeview [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
    • Lakeview [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Oakridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Meadowview [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowview
      • Meadowview [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Oakridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowview
    • Pinecrest [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinecrest
      • Pinecrest [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Oakridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinecrest
    • Terrace Park [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrace Park
      • Terrace Park [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Oakridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terrace Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrace Park
    • Traceland [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Traceland
      • Traceland [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Oakridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Traceland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Traceland
    • Tracewood [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tracewood
      • Tracewood [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Oakridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tracewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tracewood
    • Wildwood [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Oakridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood

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 Oakridge. 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 ...
    • Delaney Bramlett     (Musician, songwriter)
    • 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 32 miles [51.5 km] to the south of Oakridge.
      • Shannon is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Oakridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<4>
    • Carrie Nye     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Wednesday October 14, 1936 and died in New York (New York) on Friday July 14, 2006 at the age of 69. She is buried at Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Greenwood is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Oakridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Nye<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tupelo, which is the Seat of Lee County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 159 miles [255.9 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Oakridge to Jackson, with an average speed<5>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 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,594 miles [10,612 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,311 miles [11,765.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,186 miles [8,346.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oakridge. 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- Oakridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2687, Longitude: -88.7242       In this case, the coordinates for Oakridge 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Oakridge 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 Oakridge 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 314.898 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.804 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.93 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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