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

When in Oak Dale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oak Dale 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 Oak Dale:
    • 36.419231, -85.205794
    • 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 Oak Dale
  • 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 Oak Dale ...

We found seven communities that share the name Oak Dale.

Within Tennessee, the name Oak Dale is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Lee County
      • This Oak Dale is located in Lee County and lies 257 miles [413.6 km]<1> to the south of the Oak Dale that is located in Overton County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Oak Dale.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Oak Dale is located in Hillsborough County and lies 607 miles [976.9 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Oak Dale that is located in Overton County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Oak Dale.
    • Maryland
      • Harford County
      • This Oak Dale is located in Harford County and lies 530 miles [853 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Oak Dale that is located in Overton County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Oak Dale.
    • New Jersey
      • Hunterdon 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 New Jersey community of Oak Dale [Hunterdon County].
    • South Carolina
      • Clarendon 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 South Carolina community of Oak Dale [Clarendon County].
      • Darlington County
      • This Oak Dale is located in Darlington County and lies 334 miles [537.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Oak Dale that is located in Overton County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Darlington County community of Oak Dale.
    • Texas
      • Erath 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 Texas community of Oak Dale [Erath County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oak Dale ...

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.

  • Allred
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allred have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allred
    • Allred is located in Overton County
  • Alpine
    (Less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
    • Alpine is located in Overton County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpine <4>
  • Big Springs
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Springs
    • Big Springs is located in Overton County
  • Boom
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boom have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boom
    • Boom is located in Pickett County
  • Cooktown
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooktown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooktown
    • Cooktown is located in Fentress County
  • Cooper
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooper
    • Cooper is located in Fentress County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 4,385 people
  • Eagle Creek ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Creek
    • Eagle Creek is located in Overton County
  • Free Communion
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Free Communion
    • Free Communion is located in Overton County
  • Howard Chapel
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard Chapel
    • Howard Chapel is located in Overton County
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Independence
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence is located in Overton County
    • Oak Grove
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove is located in Overton County
    • Ozone
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ozone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ozone
      • Ozone is located in Overton County
    • Plain Grove
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plain Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain Grove
      • Plain Grove is located in Pickett County
    • Rocky Ridge
      (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ridge
      • Rocky Ridge is located in Overton County
    • Unity
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unity have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unity
      • Unity is located in Overton County

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

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

  • Livingston, which is the Seat of Overton County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 89 miles [143.2 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Oak Dale to Nashville, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 478 miles [769.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,348 miles [10,216.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,064 miles [11,368.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,939 miles [7,948.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.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- Oak Dale) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Dale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4192, Longitude: -85.2058       In this case, the coordinates for Oak Dale 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 Oak Dale 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 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>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 Oak Dale 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 312.834 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.722 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.952 degrees.









 

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