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The location of Oakland









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Oakland.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Oakland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oakland and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Oakland and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Oakland. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Oakland.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Burt County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Burt County sighting report from eBird.

Since Oakland is near Dodge County and also Washington County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Dodge County

Sighting report for Washington County

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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Oakland.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Oakland and extending to:

  • Tekamah [Map], which is the Seat of Burt County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Oakland to Tekamah, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,039 miles [1,672.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,492 miles [10,447.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,245 miles [11,659.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oakland ...

We have found 130 communities that share the name Oakland.

While the name Oakland is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 130 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alabama

Chambers County

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Distance: About 864 miles [1,390.5 km] to the Southeast.

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Oakland, Lauderdale County   [Map]

Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the Southeast.

Limestone County

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Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the Southeast.

Walker County

Our profile page for Oakland, Walker County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Walker County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Marion County

Our profile page for Oakland, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the South Southeast.

California

Alameda County

Our profile page for Oakland, Alameda County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,390 miles [2,237 km] to the West.

Yuba County

Our profile page for Oakland, Yuba County

This community is historic.<8>

Although located in Yuba County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Oakland, Hartford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,228 miles [1,976.3 km] to the East.

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Oakland, New Castle County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km] to the East.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Oakland, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,240 miles [1,995.6 km] to the Southeast.

Orange County

Our profile page for Oakland, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,237 miles [1,990.8 km] to the Southeast.

Georgia

Clay County

Our profile page for Oakland, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 954 miles [1,535.3 km] to the Southeast.

Gilmer County

Our profile page for Oakland, Gilmer County   [Map]

Distance: About 821 miles [1,321.3 km] to the Southeast.

Hall County

Our profile page for Oakland, Hall County

This community is historic.

Although located in Hall County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lee County

Our profile page for Oakland, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 971 miles [1,562.7 km] to the Southeast.

Marion County

Our profile page for Oakland, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 920 miles [1,480.6 km] to the Southeast.

Meriwether County

Our profile page for Oakland, Meriwether County   [Map]

Distance: About 885 miles [1,424.3 km] to the Southeast.

Terrell County

Our profile page for Oakland, Terrell County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Terrell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Coles County

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Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the East Southeast.

Cook County

Our profile page for Oakland, Cook County   [Map]

Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the East.

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Oakland, Saint Clair County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Saint Clair County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Indiana

Marion County

Our profile page for Oakland, Marion County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Marion County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Spencer County

Our profile page for Oakland, Spencer County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Spencer County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Iowa

Franklin County

Our profile page for Oakland, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for Oakland, Pottawattamie County   [Map]

Distance: About 66 miles [106.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Kansas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Oakland, Cherokee County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Cherokee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jewell County

Our profile page for Oakland, Jewell County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Jewell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kingman County

Our profile page for Oakland, Kingman County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Kingman County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Oakland, Montgomery County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Oakland, Shawnee County   [Map]

Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Kentucky

Boyd County

Our profile page for Oakland, Boyd County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Boyd County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Bracken County

Our profile page for Oakland, Bracken County   [Map]

Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Warren County

Our profile page for Oakland, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Louisiana

Bossier Parish

Our profile page for Oakland, Bossier Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Pointe Coupee Parish

Our profile page for Oakland, Pointe Coupee Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the South Southeast.

Union Parish

Our profile page for Oakland, Union Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Maine

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Oakland, Kennebec County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,353 miles [2,177.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Oakland   [Map]

Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the North.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Oakland, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km] to the East.

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Oakland, Baltimore County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,042 miles [1,676.9 km] to the East.

Caroline County

Our profile page for Oakland, Caroline County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km] to the East.

Carroll County

Our profile page for Oakland, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km] to the East.

Garrett County

Our profile page for Oakland, Garrett County   [Map]

Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the East.

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Oakland, Prince George's County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km] to the East.

Massachusetts

Bristol County

Our profile page for Oakland, Bristol County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,297 miles [2,087.3 km] to the East.

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Oakland, Middlesex County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Middlesex County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Michigan

Allegan County

Our profile page for Oakland, Allegan County   [Map]

Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the East.

Berrien County

Our profile page for Oakland, Berrien County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Berrien County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Minnesota

Freeborn County

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Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the Northeast.

Ramsey County

Our profile page for Oakland, Ramsey County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Ramsey County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mississippi

Itawamba County

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Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Southeast.

Pike County

Our profile page for Oakland, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Yalobusha County

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Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the Southeast.

Missouri

Jasper County

Our profile page for Oakland, Jasper County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Jasper County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Laclede County

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Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the Southeast.

Lafayette County

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This community is historic.

Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the Southeast.

Saint Louis County

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Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the Southeast.

New Brunswick

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Distance: About 1,461 miles [2,351.3 km] to the East Northeast.

New Jersey

Bergen County

Our profile page for Oakland, Bergen County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Bergen County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Camden County

Our profile page for Oakland, Camden County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Camden County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Salem County

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Distance: About 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km] to the East.

New York

Livingston County

Our profile page for Oakland, Livingston County   [Map]

Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the East.

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Oakland, Sullivan County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Sullivan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

North Carolina

Cumberland County

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Distance: About 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Nash County

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Distance: About 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Robeson County

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Distance: About 1,061 miles [1,707.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Rowan County

Our profile page for Oakland, Rowan County   [Map]

Distance: About 960 miles [1,545 km] to the East Southeast.

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Oakland, Rutherford County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Rutherford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Transylvania County

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Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Union County

Our profile page for Oakland, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 981 miles [1,578.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Nova Scotia

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Distance: About 1,616 miles [2,600.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Oakland, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the East.

Clinton County

Our profile page for Oakland, Clinton County   [Map]

Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the East.

Defiance County

Our profile page for Oakland, Defiance County

This community is historic.

Although located in Defiance County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Oakland, Fairfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the East.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Oakland, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the East.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Oakland, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the East.

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Oakland, Mahoning County

This community is historic.

Although located in Mahoning County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mercer County

Our profile page for Oakland, Mercer County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Mercer County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montgomery County

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Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the East.

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Oakland, Muskingum County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the East.

Oklahoma

Marshall County

Our profile page for Oakland, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the South.

Ontario

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Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the East.

Oregon

Douglas County

Our profile page for Oakland, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,361 miles [2,190.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Oakland, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the East.

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Oakland, Armstrong County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Armstrong County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Cambria County

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Distance: About 919 miles [1,479 km] to the East.

Chester County

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Distance: About 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km] to the East.

Huntingdon County

Our profile page for Oakland, Huntingdon County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Huntingdon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Oakland, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 834 miles [1,342.2 km] to the East.

Mercer County

Our profile page for Oakland, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the East.

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Oakland, Susquehanna County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km] to the East.

Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Oakland, Providence County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,271 miles [2,045.5 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Oakland, Beaufort County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Beaufort County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Charleston County

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Distance: About 1,094 miles [1,760.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Clarendon County

Our profile page for Oakland, Clarendon County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Clarendon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sumter County

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Distance: About 1,022 miles [1,644.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Tennessee

Fayette County

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Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the Southeast.

Grainger County

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Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Henry County

Our profile page for Oakland, Henry County   [Map]

Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the Southeast.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Oakland, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Knox County

Our profile page for Oakland, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Maury County

Our profile page for Oakland, Maury County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the Southeast.

Putnam County

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Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Robertson County

Our profile page for Oakland, Robertson County   [Map]

Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Sumner County

Our profile page for Oakland, Sumner County   [Map]

Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Warren County

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Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the Southeast.

Washington County

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Distance: About 834 miles [1,342.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Wilson County

Our profile page for Oakland, Wilson County   [Map]

Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Brazoria County

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Distance: About 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the South.

Cherokee County

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Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the South.

Colorado County

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Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the South.

Fannin County

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Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the South.

Jack County

Our profile page for Oakland, Jack County   [Map]

Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the South.

Orange County

Our profile page for Oakland, Orange County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Orange County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rusk County

Our profile page for Oakland, Rusk County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Rusk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Van Zandt County

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Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the South.

Vermont

Franklin County

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Distance: About 1,187 miles [1,910.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Virginia

Henrico County

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Distance: About 1,053 miles [1,694.6 km] to the East.

James City County

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Distance: About 1,088 miles [1,751 km] to the East.

Louisa County

Our profile page for Oakland, Louisa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,006 miles [1,619 km] to the East.

Pittsylvania County

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Distance: About 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Roanoke City

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Distance: About 932 miles [1,499.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Suffolk City

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Distance: About 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Washington

Mason County

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Distance: About 1,353 miles [2,177.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Pierce County

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Distance: About 1,326 miles [2,134 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Fayette County

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Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Morgan County

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Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Burnett County

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Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Jefferson County

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Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oakland ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Beemer   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West of Oakland   [Map]

Craig   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Dodge   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Herman   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Little Sioux (IA)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Lyons   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Macy   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Maple Landing (IA) (Historic)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Scribner   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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 Oakland. 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.

Hoot Gibson     (Born as Edmund Richard Gibson)

Actor, rodeo champion. He was born in Tekamah (Nebraska) on Saturday August 6, 1892 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Thursday August 23, 1962 at an age of 70. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Tekamah [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Oakland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hoot Gibson<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oakland) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oakland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oakland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8353, Longitude: -96.4661     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oakland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Oakland to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 320.486 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.261 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.087 degrees.

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<7>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 Oakland 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.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Oakland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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.

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