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The location of Oakland









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Oakland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oakland and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Oakland and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Oakland. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Oakland.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Franklin County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Franklin County sighting report from eBird.

Since Oakland is near Hardin County and also Wright County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Hardin County

Sighting report for Wright County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Oakland.

How Far From Oakland 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 city such as Oakland to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Oakland and extending to:

  • Hampton [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Oakland to Hampton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 68 miles [109.4 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,352 miles [10,222.6 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 7,102 miles [11,429.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,001 miles [8,048.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oakland ...

We have found 130 communities that share the name Oakland.

Within Iowa, there is just one other community named Oakland. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 129 communities in the United States and Canada - with 126 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Iowa

Communities outside of Iowa


Communities Outside of Iowa

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Alabama

Chambers County

Our profile page for Oakland, Chambers County   [Map]

Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the Southeast.

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Oakland, Lauderdale County   [Map]

Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Limestone County

Our profile page for Oakland, Limestone County   [Map]

Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the Southeast.

Walker County

Our profile page for Oakland, Walker County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Walker County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Marion County

Our profile page for Oakland, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the South.

California

Alameda County

Our profile page for Oakland, Alameda County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,548 miles [2,491.3 km] to the West.

Yuba County

Our profile page for Oakland, Yuba County

This community is historic.<8>

Although located in Yuba County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Oakland, Hartford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km] to the East.

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Oakland, New Castle County   [Map]

Distance: About 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the East.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Oakland, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,181 miles [1,900.6 km] to the Southeast.

Orange County

Our profile page for Oakland, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,171 miles [1,884.5 km] to the Southeast.

Georgia

Clay County

Our profile page for Oakland, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the Southeast.

Gilmer County

Our profile page for Oakland, Gilmer County   [Map]

Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the Southeast.

Hall County

Our profile page for Oakland, Hall County

This community is historic.

Although located in Hall County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lee County

Our profile page for Oakland, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the Southeast.

Marion County

Our profile page for Oakland, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the Southeast.

Meriwether County

Our profile page for Oakland, Meriwether County   [Map]

Distance: About 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the Southeast.

Terrell County

Our profile page for Oakland, Terrell County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Terrell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Coles County

Our profile page for Oakland, Coles County   [Map]

Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the Southeast.

Cook County

Our profile page for Oakland, Cook County   [Map]

Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the East.

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Oakland, 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.

Indiana

Marion County

Our profile page for Oakland, Marion County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Marion County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Spencer County

Our profile page for Oakland, Spencer County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Spencer County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kansas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Oakland, Cherokee County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Cherokee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jewell County

Our profile page for Oakland, Jewell County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Jewell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kingman County

Our profile page for Oakland, Kingman County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Kingman County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Oakland, Montgomery County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Oakland, Shawnee County   [Map]

Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the South Southwest.

Kentucky

Boyd County

Our profile page for Oakland, Boyd County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Boyd County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Bracken County

Our profile page for Oakland, Bracken County   [Map]

Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Warren County

Our profile page for Oakland, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the Southeast.

Louisiana

Bossier Parish

Our profile page for Oakland, Bossier Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the South.

Pointe Coupee Parish

Our profile page for Oakland, Pointe Coupee Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the South.

Union Parish

Our profile page for Oakland, Union Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the South.

Maine

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Oakland, Kennebec County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,190 miles [1,915.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Oakland   [Map]

Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Oakland, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 920 miles [1,480.6 km] to the East.

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Oakland, Baltimore County   [Map]

Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the East.

Caroline County

Our profile page for Oakland, Caroline County   [Map]

Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the East.

Carroll County

Our profile page for Oakland, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the East.

Garrett County

Our profile page for Oakland, Garrett County   [Map]

Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Oakland, Prince George's County   [Map]

Distance: About 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Massachusetts

Bristol County

Our profile page for Oakland, Bristol County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,137 miles [1,829.8 km] to the East.

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Oakland, Middlesex County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Middlesex County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Michigan

Allegan County

Our profile page for Oakland, Allegan County   [Map]

Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the East.

Berrien County

Our profile page for Oakland, Berrien County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Berrien County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Minnesota

Freeborn County

Our profile page for Oakland, Freeborn County   [Map]

Distance: About 77 miles [123.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Ramsey County

Our profile page for Oakland, Ramsey County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Ramsey County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mississippi

Itawamba County

Our profile page for Oakland, Itawamba County   [Map]

Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Pike County

Our profile page for Oakland, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Yalobusha County

Our profile page for Oakland, Yalobusha County   [Map]

Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Missouri

Jasper County

Our profile page for Oakland, Jasper County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Jasper County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Laclede County

Our profile page for Oakland, Laclede County   [Map]

Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the South.

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Oakland, Lafayette County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the South.

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Oakland, Saint Louis County   [Map]

Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Nebraska

Burt County

Our profile page for Oakland, Burt County   [Map]

Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the West Southwest.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Oakland   [Map]

Distance: About 1,298 miles [2,088.9 km] to the East Northeast.

New Jersey

Bergen County

Our profile page for Oakland, Bergen County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Bergen County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Camden County

Our profile page for Oakland, Camden County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Camden County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Salem County

Our profile page for Oakland, Salem County   [Map]

Distance: About 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the East.

New York

Livingston County

Our profile page for Oakland, Livingston County   [Map]

Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the East.

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Oakland, Sullivan County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Sullivan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Oakland, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 935 miles [1,504.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Nash County

Our profile page for Oakland, Nash County   [Map]

Distance: About 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Robeson County

Our profile page for Oakland, Robeson County   [Map]

Distance: About 943 miles [1,517.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Rowan County

Our profile page for Oakland, Rowan County   [Map]

Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Oakland, Rutherford County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Rutherford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Transylvania County

Our profile page for Oakland, Transylvania County   [Map]

Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the Southeast.

Union County

Our profile page for Oakland, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 869 miles [1,398.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Oakland   [Map]

Distance: About 1,453 miles [2,338.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Oakland, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Clinton County

Our profile page for Oakland, Clinton County   [Map]

Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Defiance County

Our profile page for Oakland, Defiance County

This community is historic.

Although located in Defiance County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Oakland, Fairfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Oakland, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Oakland, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Oakland, Mahoning County

This community is historic.

Although located in Mahoning County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mercer County

Our profile page for Oakland, Mercer County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Mercer County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Oakland, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Oakland, Muskingum County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Oklahoma

Marshall County

Our profile page for Oakland, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the South Southwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Oakland   [Map]

Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the East.

Oregon

Douglas County

Our profile page for Oakland, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,500 miles [2,414 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Oakland, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the East.

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Oakland, Armstrong County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Armstrong County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Cambria County

Our profile page for Oakland, Cambria County   [Map]

Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the East.

Chester County

Our profile page for Oakland, Chester County   [Map]

Distance: About 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the East.

Huntingdon County

Our profile page for Oakland, Huntingdon County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Huntingdon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Oakland, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the East.

Mercer County

Our profile page for Oakland, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the East.

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Oakland, Susquehanna County   [Map]

Distance: About 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the East.

Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Oakland, Providence County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,111 miles [1,788 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Oakland, Beaufort County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Beaufort County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Charleston County

Our profile page for Oakland, Charleston County   [Map]

Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the Southeast.

Clarendon County

Our profile page for Oakland, Clarendon County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Clarendon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sumter County

Our profile page for Oakland, Sumter County   [Map]

Distance: About 917 miles [1,475.8 km] to the Southeast.

Tennessee

Fayette County

Our profile page for Oakland, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Grainger County

Our profile page for Oakland, Grainger County   [Map]

Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the Southeast.

Henry County

Our profile page for Oakland, Henry County   [Map]

Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the Southeast.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Oakland, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the Southeast.

Knox County

Our profile page for Oakland, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the Southeast.

Maury County

Our profile page for Oakland, Maury County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the Southeast.

Putnam County

Our profile page for Oakland, Putnam County   [Map]

Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the Southeast.

Robertson County

Our profile page for Oakland, Robertson County   [Map]

Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the Southeast.

Sumner County

Our profile page for Oakland, Sumner County   [Map]

Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the Southeast.

Warren County

Our profile page for Oakland, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the Southeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Oakland, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the Southeast.

Wilson County

Our profile page for Oakland, Wilson County   [Map]

Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the Southeast.

Texas

Brazoria County

Our profile page for Oakland, Brazoria County   [Map]

Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the South.

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Oakland, Cherokee County   [Map]

Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the South.

Colorado County

Our profile page for Oakland, Colorado County   [Map]

Distance: About 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the South Southwest.

Fannin County

Our profile page for Oakland, Fannin County   [Map]

Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the South Southwest.

Jack County

Our profile page for Oakland, Jack County   [Map]

Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the South Southwest.

Orange County

Our profile page for Oakland, Orange County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Orange County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rusk County

Our profile page for Oakland, Rusk County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Rusk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Van Zandt County

Our profile page for Oakland, Van Zandt County   [Map]

Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the South Southwest.

Vermont

Franklin County

Our profile page for Oakland, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,024 miles [1,648 km] to the East Northeast.

Virginia

Henrico County

Our profile page for Oakland, Henrico County   [Map]

Distance: About 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the East Southeast.

James City County

Our profile page for Oakland, James City County   [Map]

Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Louisa County

Our profile page for Oakland, Louisa County   [Map]

Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Oakland, Pittsylvania County   [Map]

Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Oakland, Roanoke City   [Map]

Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Suffolk City

Our profile page for Oakland, Suffolk City   [Map]

Distance: About 976 miles [1,570.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Washington

Mason County

Our profile page for Oakland, Mason County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,474 miles [2,372.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Pierce County

Our profile page for Oakland, Pierce County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,447 miles [2,328.7 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Oakland, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Morgan County

Our profile page for Oakland, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Burnett County

Our profile page for Oakland, Burnett County   [Map]

Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Oakland, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oakland ...

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.

Berlin   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast of Oakland   [Map]

Buckeye   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Eagle City   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Geneva   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hughs   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Iowa Falls   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Iowa Falls Junction   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Macey   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Popejoy   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Franklin County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Oakland) 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 Oakland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oakland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5811, Longitude: -93.4399     [Map].

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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 Oakland 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 318.389 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.947 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.336 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Oakland 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 Oakland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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