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(Stokes County)

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Welcome to Oak Ridge ...

Oak Ridge is located in Stokes County<1>.

The location of Oak Ridge has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Oak Ridge refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Oak Ridger<3>

A typical abbreviation for Oak Ridge: Oak Rdg. (or less commonly used: Oak Rdge. or Oak Ridg.)

Oak Ridge is 1,140 feet [347 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Oak Ridge lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Oak Ridge is located in the (336) area code.

Communities Also Named Oak Ridge ...

While we believe that this Oak Ridge is located in Stokes County, we know of another 3 North Carolina communities named Oak Ridge. Those communities are located in the following counties: Guilford, Orange and Rowan County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 72 communities that are also named Oak Ridge - they are located in Alabama (4), Arizona, Arkansas, Florida (2), Georgia (4), Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky (4), Louisiana (4), Maine, Maryland (3), Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri (6), New Jersey (2), New York, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina (3), Tennessee, Texas (8), Virginia (6) and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oak Ridge.

Communities near Oak Ridge ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oak Ridge.

  • Martinsville [Martinsville City]
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    • Martinsville [Martinsville City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Oak Ridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,355 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsville<6>
  • Mayodan [Rockingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayodan
    • Mayodan [Rockingham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Oak Ridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,410 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayodan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayodan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayodan<6>
  • Madison [Rockingham County]
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    • Madison [Rockingham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Oak Ridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,108 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<6>
  • Walnut Cove [Stokes County]
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    • Walnut Cove [Stokes County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Oak Ridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,532 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Cove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Cove<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stuart [Patrick County]
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      • Stuart [Patrick County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Oak Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,261 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stuart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stuart<6>
    • Stoneville [Rockingham County]
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      • Stoneville [Rockingham County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Oak Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoneville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stoneville<6>
    • Ridgeway [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Henry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Oak Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<6>
    • Danbury [Stokes County]
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      • Danbury [Stokes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Oak Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 183 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danbury<6>
    • Lawsonville [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawsonville
      • Lawsonville [Stokes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Oak Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawsonville
    • Nettleridge [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleridge
      • Nettleridge [Patrick County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Oak Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleridge

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oak Ridge. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oak Ridge.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oak Ridge. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oak Ridge.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oak Ridge. See our Newspapers Page for Oak Ridge.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oak Ridge ...

Looking for more information about Oak Ridge? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Oak Ridge, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Oak Ridge.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Stokes County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Stokes County: www.co.stokes.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Stokes, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Oak Ridge refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Oak Ridge may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oak Ridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Oak Ridge) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oak Ridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oak RidgeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5029, Longitude: -80.1298       In this case, the coordinates for Oak Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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