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Oakman, Alabama

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Welcome to Oakman ...

The town of Oakman is located in Walker County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Oakman has a population of 760 people<1> (see below for details).

Oakman was incorporated in 1895.

The town of Oakman was named Marietta before it was changed to Oakman and going back to its beginning, it was originally named Day's Gap.

The community of Oakman is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Oakman lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Oakman: (205)

The ZIP code for Oakman: 35579<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oakman had a population of 789 people. This makes Oakman the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Oakman represents 0.02% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 280th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 789 people, the population of Oakman decreased 16.42% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 944 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Oakman had an population of 760 people. This is a decrease of 3.68% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.49% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oakman.

Communities near Oakman ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2015
Berry   [Map]   1,113   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Carbon Hill   [Map]   1,975   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cordova   [Map]   2,028   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dora   [Map]   1,960   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,071   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kansas   [Map]   221   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Oakman.

Communities Also Named Oakman ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Oakman - they are located in Georgia, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oakman.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oakman. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oakman. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oakman. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Oakman:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oakman ...

Looking for more information about Oakman? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Oakman, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Oakman.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Oakman. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oakman.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oakman - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Oakman). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oakman or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Oakman. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oakman) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oakman. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oakman

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7148, Longitude: -87.3880     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oakman.


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