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Welcome to Oakland ...

Oakland is located in Clinton County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Oakland, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1839.

When the people of Oakland refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Oaklander<3>

Oakland is 1,010 feet [308 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Oakland: (937)

Communities Also Named Oakland ...

While we believe that this Oakland is located in Clinton County, we know of another 9 Ohio communities named Oakland. Those communities are located in the following counties: Butler, Defiance, Fairfield, Franklin, Jackson, Mahoning, Mercer, Montgomery and Muskingum County.

Beyond Ohio, 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), Mississippi (3), Missouri (4), Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey (3), New York (2), North Carolina (7), Nova Scotia, 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.

  • Kettering
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Beavercreek
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Xenia
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Xenia
    • Xenia is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,081 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Xenia <5>
  • Centerville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Lebanon
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Springboro
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springboro
    • Springboro is located in Warren County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,235 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springboro <5>
  • Wilmington
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Bellbrook
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • South Lebanon
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Lebanon
    • South Lebanon is located in Warren County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,799 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Lebanon <5>
  • Cedarville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)

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.

Adding Oakland to Our Gazetteer ...

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Oakland was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Oakland post office opened in 1839.

We also found Oakland in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Oakland.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Clinton, 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 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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