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Welcome to Oakvale ...

The town of Oakvale is located in Mercer County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Oakvale has a population of 116 people<1> (see below for details).

Oakvale was incorporated in 1907.

The community of Oakvale was originally named Frenchville.

Oakvale is 1,730 feet [527 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Oakvale: (304) & (681)<3>

Population Details ...

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 (with a count of 142 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Oakvale had an population of 116 people. This is a decrease of 4.13% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.31% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Oakvale ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Oakvale and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   W   18 miles [29 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,960   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pembroke (VA)   [Map]   1,088   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]   747   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Athens   [Map]   921   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Oakvale.

Communities Also Named Oakvale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oakvale. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oakvale.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oakvale.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oakvale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>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- Oakvale) 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 Oakvale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oakvale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakvale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3350, Longitude: -80.9621     [Map].

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