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Welcome to Oakland ...

The town of Oakland is located in Garrett County<1> and is the County Seat for Garrett County.

When the people of Oakland refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Oaklander<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oakland has a population of 1,815 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Oakland is 2,560 feet [780 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Oakland is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Oakland lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Oakland: (301) and (240)<5>

The ZIP code for Oakland: 21550<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oakland had an population of 1,815 people. This is a decrease of 5.71% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.96% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oakland had a population of 1,925 people (or 6.4% of the total population of Garrett County). This makes Oakland the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Oakland represents 0.03% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 77th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,925 people, the population of Oakland has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,930 people).

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

Adding Oakland to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of Oakland elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Oakland on a Rand McNally Map of Maryland (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Oakland ...

While we believe that this Oakland is located in Garrett County, we know of another 5 Maryland communities named Oakland. Those communities are located in the following counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Caroline, Carroll and Prince George's County.

Beyond Maryland, 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), Kentucky (3), Louisiana (3), Maine, Manitoba, 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.

  • Kingwood [Preston County]
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    • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Oakland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,057 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<8>
  • Westernport [Allegany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westernport
    • Westernport [Allegany County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Oakland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,726 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westernport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westernport<8>
  • Terra Alta [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terra Alta
    • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the west of Oakland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,500 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Alta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Alta<8>
  • Piedmont [Mineral County]
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    • Piedmont [Mineral County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Oakland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 802 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Davis [Tucker County]
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      • Davis [Tucker County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<8>
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
    • Thomas [Tucker County]
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      • Thomas [Tucker County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas<8>
    • Friendsville [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendsville
      • Friendsville [Garrett County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 479 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendsville have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendsville<8>
    • Deer Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
      • Deer Park [Garrett County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the east of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<8>
    • Accident [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accident
      • Accident [Garrett County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Accident have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Accident
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Accident<8>

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. Our list includes 7 papers. 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in 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>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Garrett, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 town'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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oakland.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oakland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).
<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 town (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 'straight-line' 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, 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: 39.4083, Longitude: -79.4069    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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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