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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three 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 to:

  • Harrisville [Map], which is the Seat of Ritchie County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 69 miles [111 km] to the Southwest (SW). 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 three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 208 miles [334.7 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,046 miles [9,730.1 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 6,762 miles [10,882.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,637 miles [7,462.5 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

Raleigh County

Our profile page for White Oak, Raleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 103 miles [165.8 km] to the South

Upshur County

Our profile page for White Oak, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 35 miles [56.3 km] to the East Southeast


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Barbour County

Our profile page for White Oak, Barbour County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the South Southwest

Franklin County

Our profile page for White Oak, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the Southwest

Henry County

Our profile page for White Oak, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the South Southwest

Marshall County

Our profile page for White Oak, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the Southwest

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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 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the West Southwest

Greene County

Our profile page for White Oak, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the West Southwest

Johnson County

Our profile page for White Oak, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Georgia

Camden County

Our profile page for White Oak, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the South

Coweta County

Our profile page for White Oak, Coweta County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the South Southwest

Walker County

Our profile page for White Oak, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the Southwest

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Illinois

Montgomery County

Our profile page for White Oak, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the West

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 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Garrard County

Our profile page for White Oak, Garrard County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the West Southwest

Morgan County

Our profile page for White Oak, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for White Oak, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the East

Montgomery County

Our profile page for White Oak, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the East

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

Our profile page for White Oak, Ingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the 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.

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Mississippi

Panola County

Our profile page for White Oak, Panola County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the West Southwest

Smith County

Our profile page for White Oak, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Southwest

Tunica County

Our profile page for White Oak, Tunica County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Dunklin County

Our profile page for White Oak, Dunklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the West Southwest

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North Carolina

Bladen County

Our profile page for White Oak, Bladen County   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the South Southeast

Gates County

Our profile page for White Oak, Gates County   [Map]
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the Southeast

Guilford County

Our profile page for White Oak, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the South Southeast

Halifax County

Our profile page for White Oak, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the Southeast

Nash County

Our profile page for White Oak, Nash County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the Southeast

Union County

Our profile page for White Oak, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the South

Wake County

Our profile page for White Oak, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the South Southeast

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Ohio

Brown County

Our profile page for White Oak, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 159 miles [255.9 km] to the West

Fayette County

Our profile page for White Oak, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the West Northwest

Hamilton County

Our profile page for White Oak, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the West

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

Our profile page for White Oak, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the West Southwest

Craig County

Our profile page for White Oak, Craig County   [Map]
Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for White Oak   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for White Oak, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for White Oak, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Clarendon County

Our profile page for White Oak, Clarendon County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the South

Fairfield County

Our profile page for White Oak, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the South

Greenville County

Our profile page for White Oak, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the South Southwest

Horry County

Our profile page for White Oak, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Tennessee

Campbell County

Our profile page for White Oak, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the Southwest

Hamilton County

Our profile page for White Oak, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the Southwest

Macon County

Our profile page for White Oak, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the West Southwest

Morgan County

Our profile page for White Oak, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Gregg County

Our profile page for White Oak, Gregg County   [Map]
Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 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 869 miles [1,398.5 km] to the West Southwest

Titus County

Our profile page for White Oak, Titus County   [Map]
Distance: About 883 miles [1,421.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Halifax County

Our profile page for White Oak, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the South 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 282 miles [453.8 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 199 miles [320.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Wisconsin

Lafayette County

Our profile page for White Oak, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the West Northwest

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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.

Duckworth   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of White Oak   [Map]
Five Forks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Greenwood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Joy   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Riddle (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Slab   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Star Settlement (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Toll Gate   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

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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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in White Oak. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 39.1856, Longitude: -80.9068     [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 310.198 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.109 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.272 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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