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Oaktown
Knox County, Indiana

ZipCodes
47561




Page Contents for Oaktown, Indiana

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
The population of Oaktown is approximately 607 (2006), 608 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 288 (1990), 256 (2010).
The amount of land area in Oaktown is 0.723 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Oaktown is 0.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Oaktown to Washington DC is 591 miles.
The distance to the Indiana state capital is 96 miles. (as the crow flies)
Oaktown is positioned 38.87 degrees north of the equator and 87.44 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Oaktown elevation is 475 feet above sea level.
Oaktown median income is $ 56,800 (2005).
The Oaktown median home price is $ 56,800 (2005).

Location

in southwest Indiana about 42 miles from Terre Haute and about 14 miles north of Vincennes in Busseron Township. Other nearby communities include Carlisle, Bruceville, Bicknell, Edwardsport and Merom, all in Indiana and Palestine and Russellville both in Illinois.
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History & History Related Items

George Bond Sr. And Horace B. Shepard founded the town of Oaktown, Indiana in 1854. The Evansville-Crawfordsville Railroad also was completed that year. The town was called Depot at that time because of the railroad influence. It soon changed to Oak Station and then to Oaktown. A Mister Josiah Wolfe opened the first business, a general store. By 1855, the two founders began to lay out lots and sell them. The area is known for its farming and produces great fruits, particularly melons.

Here is a history page for Oaktown.
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Attractions

Oaktown has a few organizations that benefit the area as a whole. The most recent one that has been established is the Greater Oaktown Organization for Development Inc. (GOOD). There are others which include Oak Village Nursing Home, Oaktown/Busseron Township Fire Department and the Oaktown Youth Foundation. These organizations work with the Town Council of Oaktown with the betterment of the community. Oaktown , in the past , has seen many businesses vanish from its area and has decided to take a stand and work towards growth and prosperity. The businesses that still exist have given a great deal to this community and have persevered. With the business owners and the individuals working together, we as one team can regain what the town itself has lost. We are dedicated to doing just that and we appreciate any help that we may receive from those that do not live in the Oaktown area.

Drive through Oaktown and see for yourself what is changing with this small town. We believe you will notice that small towns can make a difference. Please stop and say "Hello" because we are friendly people and we love this town we live in.
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Oaktown Schools

North Knox School Corporation
11110 N. SR 159
Bicknell, IN 47512
Phone: 812-735-4434 Oaktown

Miscellany

The population of Oaktown was:
1990 - 655
2000- 633
2006 - 607
Median age:
2000 - 41.8 years

Median house value:
2000 - $ 50,300
2005 - $ 56,800

Median household income:
2000 - $ 30,481
2005 - $ 30,800


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