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Welcome to Oak City ...

The town of Oak City is located in Martin County<1>.

The location of Oak City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oak City has a population of 286 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Oak City is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Oak City is located in the (252) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oak City had an population of 286 people. This is a decrease of 9.78% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oak City had a population of 317 people. This makes Oak City the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 317 people, the population of Oak City decreased 6.49% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 339 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oak City.

Communities Also Named Oak City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Oak City - they are located in Tennessee and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oak City.

Communities near Oak City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oak City.

  • Tarboro (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tarboro
    • Tarboro lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Oak City and is located in Edgecombe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,575 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tarboro<6>
  • Williamston (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamston
    • Williamston lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Oak City and is located in Martin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,129 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamston<6>
  • Princeville (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeville
    • Princeville lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Oak City and is located in Edgecombe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,901 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeville
  • Scotland Neck (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland Neck
    • Scotland Neck lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Oak City and is located in Halifax County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,810 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland Neck
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotland Neck<6>
  • Bethel (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
    • Bethel lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Oak City and is located in Pitt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,614 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethel<6>
  • Robersonville (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robersonville
    • Robersonville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Oak City and is located in Martin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,322 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robersonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robersonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robersonville<6>
  • Lewiston Woodville (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewiston Woodville
    • Lewiston Woodville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Oak City and is located in Bertie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 473 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewiston Woodville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston Woodville
  • Hamilton (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
    • Hamilton lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Oak City and is located in Martin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 363 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<6>
  • Hobgood (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobgood
    • Hobgood lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Oak City and is located in Halifax County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 315 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobgood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobgood
  • Conetoe (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conetoe
    • Conetoe lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Oak City and is located in Edgecombe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 263 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conetoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conetoe

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 Oak City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oak City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oak City. 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 Oak City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oak City. See our Newspapers Page for Oak City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oak City ...

Looking for more information about Oak City? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Oak City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oak City.

Adding Oak City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Oak City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Oak City was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Oak City on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Oak City

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About Martin County

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oak City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Martin County: www.martincountyncgov.com

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Martin, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oak City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oak City - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oak City) 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 Oak City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oak CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9615, Longitude: -77.3039       In this case, the coordinates for Oak City 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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