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Welcome to Oakvale ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oakvale has a population of 112 people<2> (see below for details).

Oakvale was incorporated in 1907.

The town of Oakvale was previously named Frenchville. 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.

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) and (681)<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oakvale had an population of 112 people. This is a decrease of 7.44% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.13% 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 (with a count of 142 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Oakvale ...

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

  • Bluefield [Mercer County]
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    • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Oakvale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,629 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<6>
  • Princeton [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
    • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Oakvale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,675 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<6>
  • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
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    • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Oakvale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,837 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<6>
  • Pearisburg [Giles County]
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    • Narrows [Giles County]
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      • Narrows [Giles County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Oakvale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,952 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<6>
    • Pembroke [Giles County]
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      • Pembroke [Giles County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Oakvale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,081 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pembroke have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<6>
    • Athens [Mercer County]
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      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Oakvale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<6>
    • Rich Creek [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Creek
      • Rich Creek [Giles County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Oakvale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 741 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Creek<6>
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
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      • Peterstown [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Oakvale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 621 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterstown<6>
    • Bramwell [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bramwell
      • Bramwell [Mercer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Oakvale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bramwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bramwell<6>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Mercer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oakvale. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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