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The location of White Oak









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From White Oak 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 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 and extending to:

  • Beckley [Map], which is the Seat of Raleigh County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from White Oak to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 233 miles [375 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,120 miles [9,849.2 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 6,830 miles [10,991.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,705 miles [7,572 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.

Within West Virginia, there are 2 communities which are also named White Oak. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 60 communities in the United States and Canada - with 61 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Other Communities Located In West Virginia

Ritchie County

Our profile page for White Oak, Ritchie County   [Map]

Distance: About 103 miles [165.8 km] to the North.

Upshur County

Our profile page for White Oak, Upshur County   [Map]

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Barbour County

Our profile page for White Oak, Barbour County   [Map]

Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the South Southwest.

Franklin County

Our profile page for White Oak, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Henry County

Our profile page for White Oak, Henry County   [Map]

Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the South Southwest.

Marshall County

Our profile page for White Oak, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the Southwest.

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 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the West.

Greene County

Our profile page for White Oak, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the West.

Johnson County

Our profile page for White Oak, Johnson County   [Map]

Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the West.

Georgia

Camden County

Our profile page for White Oak, Camden County   [Map]

Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the South.

Coweta County

Our profile page for White Oak, Coweta County   [Map]

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

Walker County

Our profile page for White Oak, Walker County   [Map]

Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the Southwest.

Illinois

Montgomery County

Our profile page for White Oak, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the West Northwest.

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.

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 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Kentucky

Garrard County

Our profile page for White Oak, Garrard County   [Map]

Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the West.

Morgan County

Our profile page for White Oak, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the West.

Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for White Oak, Harford County   [Map]

Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for White Oak, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the East Northeast.

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.

Michigan

Ingham County

Our profile page for White Oak, Ingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the North Northwest.

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.

Mississippi

Panola County

Our profile page for White Oak, Panola County   [Map]

Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Smith County

Our profile page for White Oak, Smith County   [Map]

Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the Southwest.

Tunica County

Our profile page for White Oak, Tunica County   [Map]

Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the West Southwest.

Missouri

Dunklin County

Our profile page for White Oak, Dunklin County   [Map]

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

North Carolina

Bladen County

Our profile page for White Oak, Bladen County   [Map]

Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Gates County

Our profile page for White Oak, Gates County   [Map]

Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Guilford County

Our profile page for White Oak, Guilford County   [Map]

Distance: About 130 miles [209.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Halifax County

Our profile page for White Oak, Halifax County   [Map]

Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Nash County

Our profile page for White Oak, Nash County   [Map]

Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the Southeast.

Union County

Our profile page for White Oak, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the South.

Wake County

Our profile page for White Oak, Wake County   [Map]

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

Ohio

Brown County

Our profile page for White Oak, Brown County   [Map]

Distance: About 177 miles [284.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Fayette County

Our profile page for White Oak, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the Northwest.

Hamilton County

Our profile page for White Oak, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the West Northwest.

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.

Oklahoma

Cherokee County

Our profile page for White Oak, Cherokee County   [Map]

Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the West.

Craig County

Our profile page for White Oak, Craig County   [Map]

Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the West.

Ontario

Our profile page for White Oak   [Map]

Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the North.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for White Oak, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Lancaster County

Our profile page for White Oak, Lancaster County   [Map]

Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Clarendon County

Our profile page for White Oak, Clarendon County   [Map]

Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the South.

Fairfield County

Our profile page for White Oak, Fairfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the South.

Greenville County

Our profile page for White Oak, Greenville County   [Map]

Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the South Southwest.

Horry County

Our profile page for White Oak, Horry County   [Map]

Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Tennessee

Campbell County

Our profile page for White Oak, Campbell County   [Map]

Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Hamilton County

Our profile page for White Oak, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the Southwest.

Macon County

Our profile page for White Oak, Macon County   [Map]

Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the West Southwest.

Morgan County

Our profile page for White Oak, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Texas

Gregg County

Our profile page for White Oak, Gregg County   [Map]

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

Our profile page for White Oak, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 821 miles [1,321.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Titus County

Our profile page for White Oak, Titus County   [Map]

Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Virginia

Halifax County

Our profile page for White Oak, Halifax County   [Map]

Distance: About 128 miles [206 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

Our profile page for White Oak, Newport News City   [Map]

Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the East.

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 205 miles [329.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Wisconsin

Lafayette County

Our profile page for White Oak, Lafayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the Northwest.

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.

Beaver   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of White Oak   [Map]

Blue Jay   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Cherry Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Clifftop   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Cool Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Crow   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Daniels   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Jonben   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Jumping Branch   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Shady Spring   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Streeter   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Woodpeck   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [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.

Earl Coleman Francis

Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of White Oak

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<9>

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Oak. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6929, Longitude: -81.0729     [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 310.336 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.045 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.836 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 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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