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Introduction ...

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

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 Oakwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oakwood and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Oakwood 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 Oakwood. 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 Oakwood.

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

The Hamblen County sighting report from eBird.

Since Oakwood is near Grainger County and also Jefferson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Grainger County

Sighting report for Jefferson 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 Oakwood.

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

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

  • Morristown [Map], which is the Seat of Hamblen County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 190 miles [305.8 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Oakwood to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 393 miles [632.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,283 miles [10,111.5 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 6,992 miles [11,252.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,869 miles [7,835.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oakwood ...

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.

Alpha   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest of Oakwood   [Map]

Bluegrass   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Crockett Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Echo Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Fox Den   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lakeview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Panther Creek (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Panther Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Panther Lake   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Quail Hollow   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Rambling Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Ridgeview   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Seven Oaks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Smokerise   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sunset Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Wildwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Willow Springs   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Oakwood. 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.

Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins

Musician. He was born in Luttrell (Tennessee) on Friday June 20, 1924 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday June 30, 2001 at an age of 77. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Luttrell [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Oakwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins<7>

Communities Also Named Oakwood ...

We have found 63 communities that share the name Oakwood.

Within Tennessee, there are 4 communities which are also named Oakwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 59 communities in the United States and Canada - with 62 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Tennessee

Communities outside of Tennessee


Other Communities Located In Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Bradley County   [Map]

Distance: About 105 miles [169 km] to the Southwest.

Knox County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Knox County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the West.

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Rutherford County   [Map]

Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the West.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the Southwest.

Madison County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the West Southwest.

Arkansas

Garland County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Garland County   [Map]

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the West.

Lee County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the West.

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Los Angeles County

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

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the South.

Georgia

Hall County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Hall County   [Map]

Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the South Southwest.

Newton County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the South.

Illinois

DuPage County

Our profile page for Oakwood, DuPage County

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

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

Peoria County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Peoria County

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

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

Vermilion County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Vermilion County   [Map]

Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the Northwest.

Indiana

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Oakwood, LaPorte County   [Map]

Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the North Northwest.

Steuben County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Steuben County   [Map]

Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Iowa

Floyd County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Floyd County   [Map]

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

Polk County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Polk County

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

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

Kansas

Linn County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Linn County

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

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

Louisiana

Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Oakwood, Jefferson Parish

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

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

Saint Tammany Parish

Our profile page for Oakwood, Saint Tammany Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the Southwest.

Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Waldo County   [Map]

Distance: About 937 miles [1,508 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

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

Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Cecil County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Cecil County   [Map]

Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Charles County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Charles County   [Map]

Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Harford County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Harford County   [Map]

Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Kalamazoo County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Kalamazoo County   [Map]

Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Macomb County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Macomb County

This community is historic.

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

Oakland County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Oakland County   [Map]

Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the North.

Saint Joseph County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Saint Joseph County   [Map]

Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the North Northwest.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Wayne County

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

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

Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Marion County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the West Northwest.

New Jersey

Ocean County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Ocean County   [Map]

Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the East Northeast.

New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Cayuga County   [Map]

Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the Northeast.

Richmond County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Richmond County   [Map]

Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Guilford County   [Map]

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

Onslow County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Onslow County   [Map]

Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the East Southeast.

North Dakota

Walsh County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Walsh County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,100 miles [1,770.3 km] to the Northwest.

Ohio

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Cuyahoga County   [Map]

Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Guernsey County   [Map]

Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the North Northeast.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the North.

Paulding County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Paulding County   [Map]

Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the North.

Oklahoma

Dewey County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Dewey County   [Map]

Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 km] to the West.

Ontario

Our profile page for Oakwood   [Map]

Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Beaver County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Beaver County

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

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

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the North Northeast.

South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Aiken County   [Map]

Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the South Southeast.

Lexington County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Lexington County   [Map]

Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the Southeast.

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Spartanburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 108 miles [173.8 km] to the Southeast.

York County

Our profile page for Oakwood, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the East Southeast.

South Dakota

Brookings County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Brookings County

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

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

Texas

Leon County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Leon County   [Map]

Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the West Southwest.

Virginia

Arlington County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Arlington County   [Map]

Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Buchanan County   [Map]

Distance: About 102 miles [164.2 km] to the Northeast.

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Fairfax County   [Map]

Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the East Northeast.

Norfolk City

Our profile page for Oakwood, Norfolk City   [Map]

Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the East.

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Rockingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the East Northeast.

West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Fayette County

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

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

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Kanawha County   [Map]

Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Wisconsin

Milwaukee County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Milwaukee County   [Map]

Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the North Northwest.

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Winnebago County   [Map]

Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the North Northwest.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1962, Longitude: -83.3602     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oakwood 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 Oakwood 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 311.711 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.401 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.238 degrees.

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<7>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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<8>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 Oakwood 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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<9>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 Oakwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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