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The location of Oxford









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Oxford 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 Oxford. 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 Oxford.

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 Furnas County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Furnas County sighting report from eBird.

Since Oxford is near Harlan County and also Phelps County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Harlan County

Sighting report for Phelps 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 Oxford.

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

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

  • Beaver City [Map], which is the Seat of Furnas County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Oxford to Beaver City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 158 miles [254.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,203 miles [1,936 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 69 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,680 miles [10,750.4 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 7,436 miles [11,967.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,345 miles [8,601.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oxford ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Oxford.

While the name Oxford is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 40 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Oxford, we know of 4 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of Nebraska

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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ColoradoKansasMissouriSouth Carolina
 
ConnecticutKentuckyMontanaTexas
 
FloridaLouisianaNew JerseyVirginia
 
GeorgiaMaineNew YorkWest Virginia
 
IdahoMarylandNorth CarolinaWisconsin

Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Oxford, Calhoun County   [Map]

Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Arkansas

Izard County

Our profile page for Oxford, Izard County   [Map]

Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the East Southeast.

California

Solano County

Our profile page for Oxford, Solano County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,179 miles [1,897.4 km] to the West.

Colorado

La Plata County

Our profile page for Oxford, La Plata County   [Map]

Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Oxford, New Haven County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,382 miles [2,224.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Florida

Sumter County

Our profile page for Oxford, Sumter County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,265 miles [2,035.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Newton County

Our profile page for Oxford, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 980 miles [1,577.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Oxford, Bingham County

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

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

Franklin County

Our profile page for Oxford, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Henry County

Our profile page for Oxford, Henry County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the East.

Indiana

Benton County

Our profile page for Oxford, Benton County   [Map]

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

Iowa

Johnson County

Our profile page for Oxford, Johnson County   [Map]

Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Kansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Oxford, Johnson County

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

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

Sumner County

Our profile page for Oxford, Sumner County   [Map]

Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the South Southeast.

Kentucky

Scott County

Our profile page for Oxford, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the East.

Louisiana

De Soto Parish

Our profile page for Oxford, De Soto Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Oxford, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the Southeast.

Maine

Oxford County

Our profile page for Oxford, Oxford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,506 miles [2,423.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Maryland

Talbot County

Our profile page for Oxford, Talbot County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,251 miles [2,013.3 km] to the East.

Massachusetts

Bristol County

Our profile page for Oxford, Bristol County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,494 miles [2,404.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Worcester County

Our profile page for Oxford, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,442 miles [2,320.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for Oxford, Oakland County   [Map]

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

Mississippi

Amite County

Our profile page for Oxford, Amite County   [Map]

Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the Southeast.

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Oxford, Lafayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the Southeast.

Missouri

Worth County

Our profile page for Oxford, Worth County   [Map]

Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the East.

Montana

Wheatland County

Our profile page for Oxford, Wheatland County

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

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

New Jersey

Warren County

Our profile page for Oxford, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,289 miles [2,074.4 km] to the East.

New York

Chenango County

Our profile page for Oxford, Chenango County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,250 miles [2,011.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Orange County

Our profile page for Oxford, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,325 miles [2,132.4 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Granville County

Our profile page for Oxford, Granville County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,169 miles [1,881.3 km] to the East.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Oxford   [Map]

Distance: About 1,829 miles [2,943.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Oxford, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the East.

Coshocton County

Our profile page for Oxford, Coshocton County

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

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

Pennsylvania

Chester County

Our profile page for Oxford, Chester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,247 miles [2,006.9 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for Oxford, Oconee County   [Map]

Distance: About 988 miles [1,590 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Fort Bend County

Our profile page for Oxford, Fort Bend County   [Map]

Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Llano County

Our profile page for Oxford, Llano County   [Map]

This community is historic.

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

Virginia

Richmond City

Our profile page for Oxford, Richmond City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,198 miles [1,928 km] to the East.

West Virginia

Doddridge County

Our profile page for Oxford, Doddridge County   [Map]

Distance: About 997 miles [1,604.5 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Marquette County

Our profile page for Oxford, Marquette County   [Map]

Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the East Northeast.


Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Barbados   [Map]

Distance: About 3,049 miles [4,906.9 km] to the East Southeast

Brazil   [Map]

Distance: About 5,608 miles [9,025.2 km] to the Southeast

England   [Map]

Distance: About 4,417 miles [7,108.5 km] to the Northeast

New Zealand   [Map]

Distance: About 7,953 miles [12,799.1 km] to the Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oxford ...

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.

Beaver City   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest of Oxford   [Map]

Clyde   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Devils Gap   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Edison   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Funk   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Long Island (KS)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Mascot   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Orleans   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Precept   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Republican City   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oxford. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oxford) 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 Oxford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oxford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oxford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2529, Longitude: -99.6328     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oxford 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 Oxford 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 322.65 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.571 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.036 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 Oxford 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 Oxford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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