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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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties/Parishes ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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/parishes instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties/parishes, 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 Pike County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Tangipahoa (LA), Washington (LA), Amite, Lincoln & Walthall.

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

  • Pike County     (The home county of Oakland)
    • Summit [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
      • Summit [Pike County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,570 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summit<2>
    • Bear Town [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Town
      • Bear Town [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Town
    • McComb [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McComb
      • McComb [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McComb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McComb<2>
    • Bacots [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bacots
      • Bacots [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bacots
    • Magnolia [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<2>
    • Holmesville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmesville
      • Holmesville [Pike County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmesville
    • Osyka [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osyka
      • Osyka [Pike County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osyka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osyka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osyka<2>
  • Amite County
    • McElveen [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McElveen
      • McElveen [Amite County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McElveen
    • Brookside [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookside
      • Brookside [Amite County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookside
    • Gillsburg [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillsburg
      • Gillsburg [Amite County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillsburg
    • Liberty [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Amite County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 667 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Gloster [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloster
      • Gloster [Amite County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloster have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gloster<2>
    • Crosby [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
      • Crosby [Amite County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crosby<2>
    • Centreville [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centreville
      • Centreville [Amite County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,424 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centreville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centreville<2>
  • Copiah County
    • Wesson [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesson
      • Wesson [Copiah County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesson<2>
    • Beauregard [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauregard
      • Beauregard [Copiah County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauregard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauregard
  • Franklin County
    • Eddiceton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eddiceton
      • Eddiceton [Franklin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eddiceton
    • Bude [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bude
      • Bude [Franklin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,000 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bude
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bude<2>
    • Meadville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadville
      • Meadville [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meadville<2>
    • Roxie [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxie
      • Roxie [Franklin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 466 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxie<2>
  • Lawrence County
    • Monticello [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Lawrence County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,472 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<2>
    • Silver Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Lawrence County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Creek<2>
  • Lincoln County
    • Cobbs [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobbs
      • Cobbs [Lincoln County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobbs
    • Brookhaven [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
      • Brookhaven [Lincoln County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,947 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookhaven<2>
    • New Sight [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Sight
      • New Sight [Lincoln County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Sight
  • Marion County
    • Kokomo [Marion County]
    • Columbia [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Marion County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<2>
  • Walthall County
    • Sartinville [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sartinville
      • Sartinville [Walthall County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sartinville
    • Tylertown [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylertown
      • Tylertown [Walthall County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tylertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tylertown<2>
  • Saint Helena Parish (LA)
    • Greensburg [Saint Helena Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensburg
      • Greensburg [Saint Helena Parish] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 652 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensburg<2>
    • Pine Grove [Saint Helena Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove
      • Pine Grove [Saint Helena Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Grove<2>
  • Tangipahoa Parish (LA)
    • Kentwood [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentwood
      • Kentwood [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kentwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kentwood<2>
    • Tangipahoa [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tangipahoa
      • Tangipahoa [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 853 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tangipahoa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tangipahoa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tangipahoa<2>
    • Fluker [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fluker
      • Fluker [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fluker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fluker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fluker<2>
    • Roseland [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseland
      • Roseland [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseland<2>
    • Amite City [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amite City
      • Amite City [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amite City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amite City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amite City<2>
  • Washington Parish (LA)
    • Mount Hermon [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hermon
      • Mount Hermon [Washington Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hermon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hermon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hermon<2>
    • Sunny Hill [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Hill
      • Sunny Hill [Washington Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Hill
    • Franklinton [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklinton
      • Franklinton [Washington Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,745 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklinton<2>

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

Newspapers Published in 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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oakland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oakland, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oakland.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Louisiana
    • Stories from Mississippi

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.

  • Ezell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ezell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ezell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ezell Cemetery
  • Clark Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clark Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clark Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark Cemetery
  • Gibson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gibson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gibson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibson Cemetery
  • Cooks Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cooks Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cooks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooks Cemetery
  • Josiah Powell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Josiah Powell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Josiah Powell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Josiah Powell Cemetery
  • Powell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Powell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Powell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powell Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Andrews Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Andrews Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Andrews Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andrews Cemetery
    • Carroll - Cook Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carroll - Cook Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carroll - Cook Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carroll - Cook Cemetery
    • Hollywood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hollywood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hollywood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood Cemetery
    • Greenwood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Cemetery
    • Jewish Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jewish Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jewish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jewish Cemetery
    • Woodlawn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodlawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodlawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn Cemetery
    • Hayman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hayman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hayman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayman Cemetery
    • Sabine Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sabine Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sabine Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sabine Cemetery
    • Quin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Quin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Quin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quin 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.<4>

While we didn't find Oakland in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Oakland.

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

  • Summit [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
    • Summit [Pike County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,587 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,570 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Summit had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summit<2>
  • McComb [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McComb
    • McComb [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,383 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,013 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, McComb had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McComb
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McComb<2>
  • Fernwood [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fernwood
    • Fernwood [Pike County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fernwood had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fernwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fernwood
  • Johnstons Station [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstons Station
    • Johnstons Station [Lincoln County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Johnstons Station had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnstons Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstons Station
  • Magnolia [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
    • Magnolia [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 676 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,212 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Magnolia had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<2>
  • Thompson [Amite County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompson
    • Thompson [Amite County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thompson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson
  • Continue List ...
    • Auburn [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Auburn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • East Fork [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Fork
      • East Fork [Amite County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Fork had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Fork
    • Norfield [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfield
      • Norfield [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Norfield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfield
    • Holmesville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmesville
      • Holmesville [Pike County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 112 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Holmesville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmesville
    • Bogue Chitto [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogue Chitto
      • Bogue Chitto [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bogue Chitto had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bogue Chitto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogue Chitto
    • Smithdale [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithdale
      • Smithdale [Amite County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Smithdale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithdale
    • Huron [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huron
      • Huron [Amite County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Huron had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
    • Chatawa [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatawa
      • Chatawa [Pike County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Chatawa had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatawa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatawa
    • Topisaw [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topisaw
      • Topisaw [Pike County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Topisaw had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Topisaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topisaw

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.

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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 Pike County: www.co.pike.ms.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Oakland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2616, Longitude: -90.5007       In this case, the coordinates for Oakland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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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