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Welcome to Oakland ...

The town of Oakland is located in Itawamba 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>

Oakland is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Oakland lies within the (662) area code.

Communities Also Named Oakland ...

While we believe that this Oakland is located in Itawamba County, we know of another 2 Mississippi communities named Oakland. Those communities are located in the following counties: Pike and Yalobusha County.

Beyond Mississippi, 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, Maryland (6), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), 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.

  • Hamilton [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
    • Hamilton [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Oakland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,606 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<6>
  • Fulton [Itawamba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
    • Fulton [Itawamba County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Oakland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,980 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<6>
  • Red Bay [Franklin County]
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    • Red Bay [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Oakland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,085 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Bay<6>
  • Belmont [Tishomingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
    • Belmont [Tishomingo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Oakland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,988 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mantachie [Itawamba County]
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      • Mantachie [Itawamba County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantachie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantachie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mantachie<6>
    • Smithville [Monroe County]
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      • Smithville [Monroe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 737 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<6>
    • Tremont [Itawamba County]
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      • Tremont [Itawamba County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the south of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tremont<6>
    • Weston [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
    • Vina [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vina
      • Vina [Franklin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vina
    • Hodges [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodges
      • Hodges [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 283 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hodges have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodges
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodges<6>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Itawamba County

About Mississippi

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 Itawamba County: www.co.itawamba.ms.us/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Itawamba, 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 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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oakland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 34.2829, Longitude: -88.2325       In this case, the coordinates for Oakland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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