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Welcome to Oakman ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Oakman, you might consider that their post office opened in 1894.
The town was incorporated in 1895.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Oakman has a population of 724 people<2> (see below for details).
Oakman is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Oakman lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Oakman lies within the (205) area code.
The ZIP code for Oakman: 35579<4>
The town of Oakman was previously named Marietta. Going back to its beginning, The community of Oakman was originally named Day's Gap. For more information about the names of Oakman, see The Names of Oakman on our Genealogy Page.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oakman had an population of 724 people. This is a decrease of 8.24% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.31% since the 2000 Census).
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 (which had a count of 944 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Oakman.
Communities Also Named Oakman ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
Communities near Oakman ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oakman.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oakman. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oakman.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oakman.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oakman. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Oakman, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oakman.
Adding Oakman to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Oakman in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Oakman was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>
We also found Oakman on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Oakman.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oakman. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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