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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Oak Ridge North, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oak Ridge North 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 Ridge North:
    • 30.156627, -95.442616
    • 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 Ridge North
  • 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 Ridge North ...

We found one communities that share the name Oak Ridge North.

Within Texas, the name Oak Ridge North is unique.

Beyond Texas, there is another community also named Oak Ridge North in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Lake County
      • This Oak Ridge North is located in Lake County and lies 924 miles [1,487 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Oak Ridge North that is located in Montgomery County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Oak Ridge North.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oak Ridge North ...

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.

  • Cypresswood
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypresswood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypresswood
    • Cypresswood is located in Harris County
  • Cypresswood Glen
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypresswood Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypresswood Glen
    • Cypresswood Glen is located in Harris County
  • Egypt
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egypt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
    • Egypt is located in Montgomery County
  • Five Oaks
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Oaks
    • Five Oaks is located in Harris County
  • Greengate Place
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greengate Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greengate Place
    • Greengate Place is located in Harris County
  • Londonderry
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Londonderry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Londonderry
    • Londonderry is located in Harris County
  • Oklahoma
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oklahoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oklahoma
    • Oklahoma is located in Montgomery County
  • Post Wood
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Post Wood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Post Wood
    • Post Wood is located in Harris County
  • Sandpiper
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandpiper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandpiper
    • Sandpiper is located in Harris County
  • Sandpiper Village
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandpiper Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandpiper Village
    • Sandpiper Village is located in Harris County
  • Sleepy Hollow
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Hollow
    • Sleepy Hollow is located in Montgomery County
  • Spring
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Spring Creek Forest
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Creek Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Creek Forest
      • Spring Creek Forest is located in Harris County
    • Terranova
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terranova have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terranova
      • Terranova is located in Harris County
    • Willow
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow
      • Willow is located in Harris County
    • Willow Forest
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Forest
      • Willow Forest is located in Harris County

How Far From Oak Ridge North to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Oak Ridge North to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Conroe, which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Oak Ridge North to Conroe, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 137 miles [220.5 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,205 miles [1,939.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 69 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,069 miles [11,376.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,792 miles [12,540 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,667 miles [9,120.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

The official website for Oak Ridge North: www.oakridgenorth.com/

The official website for Montgomery County: www.co.montgomery.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.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 Ridge North) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Ridge North. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.1566, Longitude: -95.4426       In this case, the coordinates for Oak Ridge North have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Ridge North to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.695 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.687 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.349 degrees.









 

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