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Welcome to Oakland ...

The city of Oakland is located in Warren County<1>.

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

When the people of Oakland refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Oaklander<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oakland has a population of 216 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Oakland.

Oakland is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Oakland lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Oakland, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Oakland is within the (270) area code.

The ZIP code for Oakland: 42159<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oakland had an population of 216 people. This is a decrease of 4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.92% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oakland had a population of 225 people. This makes Oakland the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 225 people, the population of Oakland decreased 13.46% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 260 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oakland.

Communities Also Named Oakland ...

While we believe that this Oakland is located in Warren County, we know of another 2 Kentucky communities named Oakland. Those communities are located in the following counties: Boyd and Bracken County.

Beyond Kentucky, there are 131 communities that are also named Oakland - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas, California (2), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (2), Georgia (7), Illinois (3), Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (5), Louisiana (3), Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (6), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), Mississippi (3), Missouri (4), Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey (3), New York (2), North Carolina (7), Nova Scotia, Ohio (10), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (8), Rhode Island, South Carolina (4), Tennessee (12), Texas (8), Vermont, Virginia (6), Washington (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oakland.

Communities near Oakland ...

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

  • Bowling Green [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowling Green
    • Bowling Green [Warren County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Oakland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 70,631 people
    • Former names for Bowling Green:
    • Bolin Green
    • McFadden's Station
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowling Green<8>
  • Glasgow [Barren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
    • Glasgow [Barren County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Oakland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,411 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<8>
  • Cave City [Barren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave City
    • Cave City [Barren County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Oakland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,426 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cave City<8>
  • Brownsville [Edmonson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsville
    • Brownsville [Edmonson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of Oakland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 840 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownsville<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Park City [Barren County]
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      • Park City [Barren County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the east of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 564 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park City<8>
    • Plum Springs [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Springs
      • Plum Springs [Warren County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the west of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 542 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Springs
    • Gotts [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gotts
      • Gotts [Warren County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gotts
    • Rocky Hill [Edmonson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Hill
      • Rocky Hill [Edmonson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the east of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
    • Rhoda [Edmonson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhoda
      • Rhoda [Edmonson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the north of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhoda
    • Martinsville [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsville
      • Martinsville [Warren County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the south of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsville

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 Oakland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oakland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oakland. 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 Oakland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oakland. See our Newspapers Page for Oakland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oakland ...

Looking for more information about Oakland? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Oakland, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Oakland.

Adding Oakland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Oakland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Oakland was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Oakland on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Oakland on our Genealogy Page.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oakland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Warren, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Oakland refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Oakland may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oakland.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oakland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 city (such as Oakland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oakland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OaklandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0474, Longitude: -86.2508       In this case, the coordinates for Oakland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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