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Welcome to Oakman ...

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

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.

  • Jasper
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Sumiton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumiton
    • Sumiton is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,330 people
    • Former names for Sumiton:
    • Commercial
    • Democrat
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Sumiton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumiton <5>
  • Dora
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Carbon Hill
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Cordova
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Berry
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Parrish
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrish
    • Parrish is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 929 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Parrish
  • West Jefferson
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for West Jefferson
    • West Jefferson is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on West Jefferson
  • Sipsey
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sipsey
    • Sipsey is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Sipsey
  • Kansas
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kansas
    • Kansas is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 214 people
    • Jump to a Google Map 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.

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>

From that list, the Oakman post office opened in 1894.

We also found Oakman on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Oakman.

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>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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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