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Welcome to Oakvale ...

The town of Oakvale is located in Mercer County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Oakvale, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oakvale has a population of 111 people<2> (see below for details).

Oakvale is 1,730 feet [527 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Oakvale: (304) & (681)<4>

Going back to its beginning, The community of Oakvale was originally named Frenchville. For more information about the names of Oakvale, see The Names of Oakvale on our Genealogy Page.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oakvale had an population of 111 people. This is a decrease of 8.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.83% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oakvale had a population of 121 people. This makes Oakvale the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 121 people, the population of Oakvale decreased 14.79% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 142 people).

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

Communities Also Named Oakvale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 6 communities that are also named Oakvale - they are located in Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Oakvale ...

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

  • Bluefield
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Princeton
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Bluefield
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Pearisburg
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Narrows
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
    • Narrows is located in Giles County (VA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows <5>
  • Pembroke
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Athens
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Rich Creek
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Peterstown
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Bramwell
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oakvale ...

Looking for more information about Oakvale? 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 Oakvale, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Oakvale.

Adding Oakvale to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Oakvale 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 Oakvale was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Oakvale on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Oakvale.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oakvale. 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 West Virginia's counties, including Mercer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oakvale.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oakvale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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