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.
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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Median house value:
2000 - $ 50,300
2005 - $ 56,800
Median household income:
2000 - $ 30,481
2005 - $ 30,800