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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in White Oak to:

  • Darlington [Map], which is the Seat of Lafayette County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from White Oak to Darlington, 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.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 59 miles [95 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,246 miles [10,052 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 6,991 miles [11,250.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,882 miles [7,856.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named White Oak ...

We have found 62 communities that share the name White Oak.

While the name White Oak is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 62 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Alabama

Barbour County

Our profile page for White Oak, Barbour County   [Map]
Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the South Southeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for White Oak, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the South Southeast

Henry County

Our profile page for White Oak, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the South Southeast

Marshall County

Our profile page for White Oak, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the South Southeast

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Arkansas

Cleveland County

Our profile page for White Oak, Cleveland County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Cleveland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Franklin County

Our profile page for White Oak, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the South Southwest

Greene County

Our profile page for White Oak, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the South

Johnson County

Our profile page for White Oak, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the South Southwest

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Georgia

Camden County

Our profile page for White Oak, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the South Southeast

Coweta County

Our profile page for White Oak, Coweta County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the South Southeast

Walker County

Our profile page for White Oak, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the South Southeast

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Illinois

Montgomery County

Our profile page for White Oak, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the South

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for White Oak, 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.

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Iowa

Mahaska County

Our profile page for White Oak, Mahaska County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Mahaska County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Polk County

Our profile page for White Oak, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Kentucky

Garrard County

Our profile page for White Oak, Garrard County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the Southeast

Morgan County

Our profile page for White Oak, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the Southeast

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for White Oak, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the East Southeast

Montgomery County

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

Queen Anne's County

Our profile page for White Oak, Queen Anne's County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Queen Anne's County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Ingham County

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Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the East

Van Buren County

Our profile page for White Oak, Van Buren County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Van Buren County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Mississippi

Panola County

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Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the South

Smith County

Our profile page for White Oak, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the South

Tunica County

Our profile page for White Oak, Tunica County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the South

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Missouri

Dunklin County

Our profile page for White Oak, Dunklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the South

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North Carolina

Bladen County

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

Gates County

Our profile page for White Oak, Gates County   [Map]
Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the East Southeast

Guilford County

Our profile page for White Oak, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Southeast

Halifax County

Our profile page for White Oak, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the East Southeast

Nash County

Our profile page for White Oak, Nash County   [Map]
Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the East Southeast

Union County

Our profile page for White Oak, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the Southeast

Wake County

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Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Brown County

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Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the Southeast

Fayette County

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Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the East Southeast

Hamilton County

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Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the Southeast

Washington County

Our profile page for White Oak, Washington County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Cherokee County

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Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the South Southwest

Craig County

Our profile page for White Oak, Craig County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the Southwest

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Ontario

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Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the East Southeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for White Oak, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Clarendon County

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Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the Southeast

Fairfield County

Our profile page for White Oak, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the Southeast

Greenville County

Our profile page for White Oak, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the Southeast

Horry County

Our profile page for White Oak, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the Southeast

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Tennessee

Campbell County

Our profile page for White Oak, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the Southeast

Hamilton County

Our profile page for White Oak, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the South Southeast

Macon County

Our profile page for White Oak, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the South Southeast

Morgan County

Our profile page for White Oak, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the Southeast

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Texas

Gregg County

Our profile page for White Oak, Gregg County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the South Southwest

Hopkins County

Our profile page for White Oak, Hopkins County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hopkins County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Marion County

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Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the South Southwest

Titus County

Our profile page for White Oak, Titus County   [Map]
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the South Southwest

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Virginia

Halifax County

Our profile page for White Oak, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the East Southeast

Henrico County

Our profile page for White Oak, Henrico County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Henrico County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Newport News City

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Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the East Southeast

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for White Oak, Pittsylvania County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pittsylvania County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Stafford County

Our profile page for White Oak, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Raleigh County

Our profile page for White Oak, Raleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the East Southeast

Ritchie County

Our profile page for White Oak, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the East Southeast

Upshur County

Our profile page for White Oak, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near White Oak ...

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.

Council Hill (IL)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of White Oak   [Map]
Cuba City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Galena (IL)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hazel Green   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Jenkinsville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lead Mine   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Meekers Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
New Diggings   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Scales Mound (IL)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [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 White Oak. 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.

Dick Hoerner     (Born as Lester Junior Hoerner)
  Professional football. He was born in Dubuque (Iowa) on Tueday July 25, 1922 and died in Fullerton (California) on Saturday December 11, 2010 at an age of 88. He was buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Dubuque [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of White Oak

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dick Hoerner<9>
 
Allen Ludden     (Born as Allen Packard Ellsworth)
  Television personality. He was born in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Friday October 5, 1917 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday June 9, 1981 at an age of 63. He was buried at Graceland Cemetery (Iowa County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Mineral Point [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of White Oak

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allen Ludden

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Oak. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5183, Longitude: -90.2771     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White Oak 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 White Oak 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 316.212 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.448 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.717 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 White Oak 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 White Oak, 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for White Oak.