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Welcome to Oakland ...

Oakland is located in Pike 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 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Oakland: (601) & (769)<5>

Communities Also Named Oakland ...

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

  • McComb [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McComb
    • McComb [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<6> 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<7>
  • Magnolia [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
    • Magnolia [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> 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<7>
  • Liberty [Amite County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty [Amite County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
  • Osyka [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osyka
    • Osyka [Pike County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osyka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osyka<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bacots [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bacots
      • Bacots [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bacots
    • McElveen [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McElveen
      • McElveen [Amite County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McElveen
    • Holmesville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmesville
      • Holmesville [Pike County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmesville
    • Brookside [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookside
      • Brookside [Amite County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> 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]<6> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillsburg
    • Cobbs [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobbs
      • Cobbs [Lincoln County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the north of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobbs

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 Pike 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 Pike County: www.co.pike.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 Pike, 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 community'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>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>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.

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).
<7>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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