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Welcome to Oakland ...

Oakland is located in Henrico County<1>.

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

Oakland is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Oakland is within the (804) area code.

Communities Also Named Oakland ...

While we believe that this Oakland is located in Henrico County, we know of another 5 Virginia communities named Oakland. Those communities are located in the following counties: James City, Louisa, Pittsylvania, Roanoke City and Suffolk City.

Beyond Virginia, 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), Tennessee (12), Texas (8), Vermont, 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.

  • Richmond [Richmond City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
    • Richmond [Richmond City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the northwest of Oakland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 232,226 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<5>
  • Petersburg [Petersburg City]
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    • Petersburg [Petersburg City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Oakland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,446 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<5>
  • Hopewell [Hopewell City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
    • Hopewell [Hopewell City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Oakland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,375 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopewell<5>
  • Colonial Heights [Colonial Heights City]
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    • Colonial Heights [Colonial Heights City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Oakland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,205 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonial Heights<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ashland [Hanover County]
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      • Ashland [Hanover County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,908 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<5>
    • Bensley Village [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bensley Village
      • Bensley Village [Chesterfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bensley Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bensley Village
    • Bensley [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bensley
      • Bensley [Chesterfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bensley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bensley
    • Oak Hill [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Henrico County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Varina Grove [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varina Grove
      • Varina Grove [Henrico County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varina Grove
    • Varina [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varina
      • Varina [Henrico County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varina

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.

Mentions & References for Oakland

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About Henrico County

About Virginia

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 Henrico County: www.co.henrico.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Henrico, 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 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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oakland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oakland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OaklandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4973, Longitude: -77.4053    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.

 

 

 

 

 


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