There are so many towns named Oakland that it’s hard to count them all, so I left many Oaklands unaccounted for when I composed towns named Oakland. Below is the evidence. Oakland is undisputedly a champ among town names.
There is no Oakland in the state of Indiana, but there is a town named Oakland City. It is under 3,000 people but large enough to have a university. It’s 10 miles from Princeton and not too far from Evansville. There are verifiable towns named Quincy, Nashville, and Newark in this state which, like many others, seems to have about one of everything when it comes to common town names.
There’s a town named Newark near Oakland in tiny Delaware, which is large enough to have a town named Farmington too, a very common town name if you pay attention to them.
Connecticut is among the states with an Oakland as are Maine and Vermont. For some reason almost all of the New England states have a town named Oakland. The Oakland in Maine is, in fact, the largest town with this name in an area famous for its trees and fall colors. More than 6,000 people live in this Oakland near Waterville.
Trees are a very common source of town names. The Oakland in Kansas, however, is a mere neighborhood in its capital Topeka. We have a good friend named Netti who has lived in this city for many years. Ruth and I have been there often.