City of Oakland

City of Oakland


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101 Main St
Oakland, KY 42159
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(270) 996-9097


    nitially settled as a farming community during the late 18th century, Oakland was formally established with the completion of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad in 1859. From 1870 - 1900, Oakland was a railroad boomtown and major shipping point for locally grown tobacco, grain, and livestock. Commercial development took place along both sides of the rail corridor, and the town grew to include a telegraph office, drug store, Post Office, two general stores, passenger platform, hotel, school, bank, barber shop, corn mill, and blacksmith shop. Oakland enjoyed its greatest prosperity as the major strawberry producing area of Kentucky from 1915 to 1950.

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