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Welcome to Oakland ...

The town of Oakland is located in Fayette County<1>.

When the people of Oakland refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Oaklander<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oakland has a population of 8,345 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Oakland is 350 feet [107 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Oakland: (901)

Websites for Oakland ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.fayettecountychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Oakland, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oakland had an population of 8,345 people. This is an increase of 26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 552.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oakland had a population of 6,623 people (which is 17.24% of the total population of Fayette County). This makes Oakland the county's most populous community.

The population of Oakland represents 0.1% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 79th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,623 people, the population of Oakland increased 417.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,279 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oakland.

Adding Oakland to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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.

In addition, we also found mention of Oakland elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Tennessee (1888).

We also found Oakland mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Oakland ...

While we believe that this Oakland is located in Fayette County, we know of another 11 Tennessee communities named Oakland. Those communities are located in the following counties: Grainger, Henry, Jefferson, Knox, Maury, Putnam, Robertson, Sumner, Warren, Washington and Wilson County.

Beyond Tennessee, 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, Ohio (10), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (8), Rhode Island, South Carolina (4), 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.

  • Bartlett [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bartlett
    • Bartlett [Shelby County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Oakland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 59,440 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bartlett have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bartlett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bartlett<7>
  • Collierville [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collierville
    • Collierville [Shelby County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Oakland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 51,040 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collierville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collierville<7>
  • Germantown [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germantown
    • Germantown [Shelby County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Oakland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Germantown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Germantown<7>
  • Lakeland [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeland
    • Lakeland [Shelby County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Oakland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,642 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeland<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Arlington [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<7>
    • Clopton [Tipton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clopton
      • Clopton [Tipton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2014: 9,889 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clopton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clopton
    • New Bethel [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bethel
      • New Bethel [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2014: 3,324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bethel
    • Somerville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerville
      • Somerville [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,264 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somerville<7>
    • Piperton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piperton
      • Piperton [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,986 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piperton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piperton
    • Mason [Tipton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Tipton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason<7>

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 ...

Find a Community in Tennessee

About Fayette County

About Tennessee

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 Fayette County: www.fayettetn.us/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Fayette, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oakland.
<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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 35.2289, Longitude: -89.5152    
<6>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.
<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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