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Our Genealogy Helper for Oakland ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Oakland (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Oakland. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Oakland is located in Garrett County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Maryland's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Garrett County: Allegany, Fayette (PA), Somerset (PA), Grant (WV), Mineral (WV) & Preston (WV).

Below are the counties that are near Oakland. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Oakland:

  • Garrett County     (The home county of Oakland)
    • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake Park
      • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,065 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake Park
    • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loch Lynn Heights
      • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 525 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loch Lynn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loch Lynn Heights
    • Hutton [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hutton
      • Hutton [Garrett County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hutton
    • Deer Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
      • Deer Park [Garrett County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 367 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<3>
    • Red House [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red House
      • Red House [Garrett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red House
    • Swanton [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swanton
      • Swanton [Garrett County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swanton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swanton<3>
    • McHenry [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
      • McHenry [Garrett County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McHenry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McHenry<3>
    • Wilson [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Garrett County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Kitzmiller [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kitzmiller
      • Kitzmiller [Garrett County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kitzmiller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kitzmiller
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kitzmiller<3>
    • Accident [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accident
      • Accident [Garrett County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Accident have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Accident
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Accident<3>
    • Bittinger [Garrett County]
    • Friendsville [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendsville
      • Friendsville [Garrett County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendsville<3>
    • Bloomington [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomington
      • Bloomington [Garrett County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
  • Allegany County
    • Luke [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luke
      • Luke [Allegany County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luke
    • Westernport [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westernport
      • Westernport [Allegany County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westernport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westernport<3>
    • Barton [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barton
      • Barton [Allegany County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barton
    • Moscow [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Allegany County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
    • Nikep [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nikep
      • Nikep [Allegany County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nikep
    • Lonaconing [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonaconing
      • Lonaconing [Allegany County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,096 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonaconing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonaconing<3>
    • Gilmore [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilmore
      • Gilmore [Allegany County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilmore
    • Klondike [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Klondike
      • Klondike [Allegany County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Klondike
    • Midland [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
      • Midland [Allegany County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland
    • Woodland [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Allegany County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
    • Midlothian [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midlothian
      • Midlothian [Allegany County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midlothian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midlothian
    • Rawlings [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawlings
      • Rawlings [Allegany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rawlings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawlings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rawlings<3>
    • Frostburg [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frostburg
      • Frostburg [Allegany County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,465 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frostburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frostburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frostburg<3>
  • Fayette County (PA)
    • Markleysburg [Fayette County]
    • Farmington [Fayette County]
    • Mount Washington [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Washington
      • Mount Washington [Fayette County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Washington
    • Ohiopyle [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ohiopyle
      • Ohiopyle [Fayette County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ohiopyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ohiopyle<3>
    • Point Marion [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Marion
      • Point Marion [Fayette County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point Marion<3>
    • Hopwood [Fayette County]
    • Uniontown [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
      • Uniontown [Fayette County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uniontown<3>
    • Dunbar [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunbar
      • Dunbar [Fayette County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 966 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunbar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunbar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunbar<3>
    • Masontown [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masontown
      • Masontown [Fayette County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,260 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Masontown<3>
  • Greene County (PA)
    • Greensboro [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensboro
      • Greensboro [Greene County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensboro<3>
  • Somerset County (PA)
    • Addison [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Somerset County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Addison<3>
    • Ursina [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ursina
      • Ursina [Somerset County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ursina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ursina
    • Confluence [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Confluence
      • Confluence [Somerset County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Confluence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Confluence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Confluence<3>
    • Salisbury [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Somerset County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 667 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salisbury<3>
    • Boynton [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boynton
      • Boynton [Somerset County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boynton
    • Casselman [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casselman
      • Casselman [Somerset County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 97 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Casselman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casselman
    • Meyersdale [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meyersdale
      • Meyersdale [Somerset County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,087 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meyersdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meyersdale<3>
    • Garrett [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garrett
      • Garrett [Somerset County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garrett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garrett<3>
    • Rockwood [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwood
      • Rockwood [Somerset County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 815 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockwood<3>
    • Callimont [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Callimont
      • Callimont [Somerset County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Callimont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Callimont
    • Wellersburg [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellersburg
      • Wellersburg [Somerset County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellersburg
    • New Centerville [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Centerville
      • New Centerville [Somerset County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 127 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Centerville
  • Barbour County (WV)
    • Belington [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belington
      • Belington [Barbour County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,898 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<3>
    • Philippi [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
      • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,239 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<3>
    • Valley Bend [Barbour County]
  • Grant County (WV)
    • Bayard [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayard
      • Bayard [Grant County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayard
    • Greenland [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenland
      • Greenland [Grant County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenland
    • Medley [Grant County]
    • Arthur [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
      • Arthur [Grant County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
    • Petersburg [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Grant County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,683 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<3>
  • Hampshire County (WV)
    • Romney [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romney
      • Romney [Hampshire County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,680 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Romney<3>
    • Springfield [Hampshire County]
  • Hardy County (WV)
    • Moorefield [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorefield
      • Moorefield [Hardy County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moorefield<3>
  • Marion County (WV)
    • Rivesville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rivesville
      • Rivesville [Marion County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rivesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rivesville<3>
    • Fairmont [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
      • Fairmont [Marion County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,370 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<3>
    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Valley
      • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
  • Mineral County (WV)
    • Elk Garden [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Garden
      • Elk Garden [Mineral County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Garden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Garden<3>
    • Sulphur City [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur City
      • Sulphur City [Mineral County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur City
    • Hartmansville [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartmansville
      • Hartmansville [Mineral County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartmansville
    • Piedmont [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
      • Piedmont [Mineral County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<3>
    • New Creek [Mineral County]
    • Keyser [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyser
      • Keyser [Mineral County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,863 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyser
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keyser<3>
    • Burlington [Mineral County]
    • Headsville [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Headsville
      • Headsville [Mineral County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Headsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Headsville
    • Fort Ashby [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Ashby
      • Fort Ashby [Mineral County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Ashby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Ashby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Ashby<3>
    • Carpendale [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpendale
      • Carpendale [Mineral County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carpendale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpendale
    • Wiley Ford [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiley Ford
      • Wiley Ford [Mineral County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiley Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wiley Ford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wiley Ford<3>
    • Ridgeley [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeley
      • Ridgeley [Mineral County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 614 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeley<3>
  • Monongalia County (WV)
    • Cheat Lake [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheat Lake
      • Cheat Lake [Monongalia County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheat Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheat Lake
    • Brookhaven [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
      • Brookhaven [Monongalia County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
    • Morgantown [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgantown
      • Morgantown [Monongalia County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,847 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgantown<3>
    • Westover [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westover
      • Westover [Monongalia County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westover<3>
    • Granville [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granville
      • Granville [Monongalia County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,156 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granville
    • Star City [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star City
      • Star City [Monongalia County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star City
    • Osage [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osage
      • Osage [Monongalia County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osage
  • Preston County (WV)
    • Terra Alta [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terra Alta
      • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,504 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Alta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Alta<3>
    • Aurora [Preston County]
    • Salt Lick [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lick
      • Salt Lick [Preston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lick
    • Albright [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albright
      • Albright [Preston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 277 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albright
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albright<3>
    • Sell [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sell
      • Sell [Preston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sell
    • Lenox [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenox
      • Lenox [Preston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenox
    • Heathers Run [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathers Run
      • Heathers Run [Preston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathers Run
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlesburg
      • Rowlesburg [Preston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowlesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlesburg<3>
    • Kingwood [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,047 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<3>
    • Morgans Glade [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgans Glade
      • Morgans Glade [Preston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgans Glade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgans Glade
    • Hazelton [Preston County]
    • Tunnelton [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunnelton
      • Tunnelton [Preston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 297 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunnelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tunnelton<3>
    • Little Sandy [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Sandy
      • Little Sandy [Preston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Sandy
  • Randolph County (WV)
    • Dryfork [Randolph County]
    • Montrose [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Randolph County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Harman [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harman
      • Harman [Randolph County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harman<3>
    • Elkins [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
      • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,908 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<3>
  • Taylor County (WV)
    • Thornton [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
      • Thornton [Taylor County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Knottsville [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knottsville
      • Knottsville [Taylor County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knottsville
    • Grafton [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,968 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<3>
    • Flemington [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flemington
      • Flemington [Taylor County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flemington
  • Tucker County (WV)
    • Pierce [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Tucker County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce
    • Thomas [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
      • Thomas [Tucker County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas<3>
    • Davis [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis
      • Davis [Tucker County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 642 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<3>
    • Hambleton [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hambleton
      • Hambleton [Tucker County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hambleton
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 254 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
    • Canaan Valley [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan Valley
      • Canaan Valley [Tucker County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Canaan Valley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canaan Valley<3>
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<3>
    • Elk [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk
      • Elk [Tucker County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk
    • Gladwin [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladwin
      • Gladwin [Tucker County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladwin

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Oakland, see our County-by-County Page for Oakland.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Oakland ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oakland.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Oakland. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Oakland and those printed in the larger area surrounding Oakland.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 18 miles [29 km] of Oakland.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Oakland:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Maryland
    • Stories from Pennsylvania
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Oakland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oakland.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Oakland covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Oakland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland Cemetery
  • Wesley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wesley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wesley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley Cemetery
  • Wonderly Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wonderly Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wonderly Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wonderly Cemetery
  • Gortner Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gortner Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gortner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gortner Cemetery
  • King Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the King Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the King Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on King Cemetery
  • Ferndale Baptist Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ferndale Baptist Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ferndale Baptist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferndale Baptist Cemetery
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    • Ashby Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ashby Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ashby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashby Cemetery
    • Mayle Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mayle Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mayle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayle Cemetery
    • Deer Park Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Deer Park Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Deer Park Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park Cemetery
    • Nine Family Cemetery
    • Beckman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beckman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beckman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckman Cemetery
    • Lish Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lish Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lish Cemetery
    • White Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Cemetery
    • Tatlor Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tatlor Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tatlor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tatlor Cemetery
    • White Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • White Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Oakland had a population of 1,046 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Oakland had a population of 1,803 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Oakland, with the one closest to Oakland listed first.

  • Oakland [Garrett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
    • Oakland [Garrett County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Oakland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,046 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,803 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oakland had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
  • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake Park
    • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Oakland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 118 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,065 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mountain Lake Park had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake Park
  • Hutton [Garrett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hutton
    • Hutton [Garrett County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hutton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hutton
  • Skipnish [Garrett County] - Historic
    • While Skipnish was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skipnish
    • Skipnish [Garrett County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Skipnish had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skipnish have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Deer Park [Garrett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
    • Deer Park [Garrett County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 179 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 367 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Deer Park had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<3>
  • Corinth [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinth
    • Corinth [Preston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Corinth had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corinth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth
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    • Sunnyside [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Garrett County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sunnyside had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Kearney [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney
      • Kearney [Garrett County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kearney had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kearney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearney
    • Altamont [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altamont
      • Altamont [Garrett County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Altamont had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altamont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamont
    • Fort Pendleton [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Pendleton
      • Fort Pendleton [Garrett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 34 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Pendleton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Pendleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Pendleton
    • Terra Alta [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terra Alta
      • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 443 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,504 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Terra Alta had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Alta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Alta<3>
    • Brookside [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookside
      • Brookside [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Brookside had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookside
    • Gorman [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorman
      • Gorman [Garrett County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gorman had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorman
    • Gormania [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gormania
      • Gormania [Grant County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gormania had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gormania have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gormania
    • Carmel [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmel
      • Carmel [Preston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Carmel had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmel

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Oakland. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oakland.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Oakland ...

While our initial data about Oakland came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Oakland in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Oakland.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Oakland:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Maryland (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Oakland in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Oakland for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Oakland. See our Misc Page for Oakland for more information.

Railroad Mentions of Oakland:

The following mentioned Oakland as a scheduled stop:

Metropolitan: From Baltimore & Ohio's timetable for the defunct Metropolitan (train schedule from 1969). The Metropolitan travelled between Washington (DC) and Cincinnati (OH)

National Limited: From Baltimore & Ohio's timetable for the defunct National Limited (schedule from 1941). The National Limited travelled between New York (NY) and Saint Louis (MO)

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Maryland

About Garrett County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Garrett County: www.co.garrett.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oakland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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: 39.4083, Longitude: -79.4069    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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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