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Welcome to Oakland ...

Oakland is located in Grainger 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>

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Oakland had a population of 6,623 people.<4> (see below for details).

Oakland is 1,140 feet [347 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Oakland is located in the (865) area code.

Communities Also Named Oakland ...

While we believe that this Oakland is located in Grainger County, we know of another 11 Tennessee communities named Oakland. Those communities are located in the following counties: Fayette, 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.

  • Kodak [Sevier County]
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    • Kodak [Sevier County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Oakland
    • Estimated population in 2014: 184,281 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kodak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kodak
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kodak<7>
  • Clevenger [Cocke County]
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    • Clevenger [Cocke County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Oakland
    • Estimated population in 2014: 43,182 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clevenger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clevenger
  • Cook Mill [Jefferson County]
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    • Cook Mill [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Oakland
    • Estimated population in 2014: 31,335 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cook Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cook Mill
  • Morristown [Hamblen County]
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    • Morristown [Hamblen County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Oakland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,193 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morristown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morristown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morristown<7>
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    • Dandridge [Jefferson County]
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      • Dandridge [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dandridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dandridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dandridge<7>
    • Bean Station [Grainger County]
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      • Bean Station [Grainger County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,113 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bean Station
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bean Station<7>
    • Beans [Grainger County]
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      • Beans [Grainger County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2014: 3,084 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beans
    • Bright [Hamblen County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bright
      • Bright [Hamblen County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,942 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bright have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Monte Vista Estates [Hamblen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monte Vista Estates
      • Monte Vista Estates [Hamblen County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,860 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monte Vista Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monte Vista Estates
    • New Tazewell [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Tazewell
      • New Tazewell [Claiborne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,719 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Tazewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Tazewell<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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Grainger 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 State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Grainger, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oakland.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oakland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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: 36.1779, Longitude: -83.4916       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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