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Welcome to Oakman ...

The town of Oakman is located in Walker County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oakman has a population of 724 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Oakman, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated in 1895.

The town of Oakman was previously named Marietta. Going back to its beginning, Oakman was originally named Day's Gap. For more information about the names of Oakman, see The Names of Oakman on our Genealogy Page.

The community of 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 is located in the (205) area code.

The ZIP code for Oakman: 35579<4>

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 (with a count of 944 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Oakman ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oakman.

  • Jasper [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
    • Jasper [Walker County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Oakman
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,431 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper<7>
  • Sumiton [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumiton
    • Sumiton [Walker County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Oakman
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,332 people
    • Former names for Sumiton:
    • Commercial
    • Democrat
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumiton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumiton<7>
  • Dora [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dora
    • Dora [Walker County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Oakman
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,905 people
    • Former name for Dora:
    • Sharon
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dora<7>
  • Carbon Hill [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon Hill
    • Carbon Hill [Walker County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Oakman
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,892 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbon Hill<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cordova [Walker County]
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      • Cordova [Walker County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Oakman
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,850 people
      • Former name for Cordova:
      • Dent
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cordova<7>
    • Berry [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berry
      • Berry [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Oakman
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,095 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berry<7>
    • Parrish [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrish
      • Parrish [Walker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Oakman
      • Estimated population in 2019: 937 people
      • Former name for Parrish:
      • Hewitt
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    • West Jefferson [Jefferson County]
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      • West Jefferson [Jefferson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Oakman
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jefferson
    • Sipsey [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sipsey
      • Sipsey [Walker County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Oakman
      • Estimated population in 2019: 401 people
      • Former name for Sipsey:
      • Warrior Town
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sipsey
    • Kansas [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kansas
      • Kansas [Walker County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Oakman
      • Estimated population in 2019: 211 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas

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.

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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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Walker, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oakman.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oakman - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oakman

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7148, Longitude: -87.3880    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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