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Oakland, also referred to as Oakland City is a small village just northeast of Mercer on Findley Township - Coolspring Township border.

According to the 1895 Atlas for Pennsylvania, Oakland did not has a post office or express service, but was serviced by the Shenango and Allegheny railroad.   

The Soldiers and Orphans School was located in the south portion of the village.  Other businesses, according to the 1873 Combination Atlas of Mercer County, included Oakland City Planing Mill (Thorn, Byers & Co.), Oakland City Hotel (J. C. Byers, proprietor), Oakland City Stave Mill (W. H. Gilberds), Oakland City Barrel and Keg Factory, and E. Gundy Foundry. 

Oakland also contained an eight-block complex for the Mercer County Central Agricultural Association and a public park.

Landowners in Oakland in 1873:  McKinley, Griffith and Egbert, who owned much of the village, also: J. M. McKinney, J. P. McKinley, Sam Griffith, E. Strait, E. Gundy, U. Hildebrandt, and W. Porter.



located in Findley Township

Also known as Oakland City

If you're looking for your ancestors in Oakland, try the Census for Findley Township 1850  1870




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