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Oakwood Station, Iowa

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Welcome to Oakwood Station ...

So far, we have found very little information about Oakwood Station. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Oakwood Station to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Oakwood Station, please Contact Us.

Oakwood Station would have been located within present day Polk County.

The location of Oakwood Station has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Oakwood Station: Oakwood Sta. (in Canada, 'Stn.' is the more common abbreviation.)

While the community is gone, the present day location for Oakwood Station is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Oakwood Station was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities near Oakwood Station ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Ames   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Oakwood Station

Located in Story County

Ankeny   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Oakwood Station

Nevada   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Oakwood Station

Located in Story County

Bondurant   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Oakwood Station

Polk City   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Oakwood Station

Huxley   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Oakwood Station

Located in Story County

Story City   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Oakwood Station

Located in Story County

Madrid   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Oakwood Station

Located in Boone County

Slater   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Oakwood Station

Located in Story County

State Center   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Oakwood Station

Located in Marshall County

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oakwood Station. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oakwood Station. 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 Oakwood Station.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Polk County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Polk County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Oakwood Station, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oakwood Station - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 from Point A (ie- Oakwood Station) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakwood Station. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9372, Longitude: -93.5163     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oakwood Station have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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