Fayette County Chamber of Commerce

Somerville, Tennessee
"....Proud to call Fayette County Home"

City of Oakland

Oakland Tennessee is located on the west side of Fayette County along Highway 64 just 10 miles west of Somerville and 28 miles east of Memphis.  Is the fastest-growing town in Fayette County.  Oakland is home to many new residents looking for a quiet neighborhood with convenient places to shop, dine, and play.  Newest among these include McDonald's and a Kroger Grocery store.

Beneath its bustling exterior, Oakland has a proud heritage dating to 1830, when the town was first settled by pioneers who came from Virginia and the Carolinas.  A Presbyterian Church, one of the earliest in the county, was organized near Oakland in 1834.  Oakland is home to the oldest financial institution in Fayette County, the Oakland Deposit Bank, managed for four generations by members of the Henry family.

Fair Oaks Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course that covers about 165 acres and includes a driving range.  The golf course, one of Oakland's newest attractions, and its surrounding residential development has been built in an area located off Highway 194 north of Highway 64 in Oakland.

Oktoberfest is held each year in October and takes place at the Oakland Center Mall on Highway 64.  The festival features food, craft vendors, children's rides, lots of balloons and live entertainment.


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Population:  4,170 Mayor:  Scott Ferguson

City Hall:  170 Doss Circle
               P.O. Box 56
               Oakland TN 38060
901.465.8523            Fax:  901.465.1883

Hours:  M-F, 7:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
            (Closed 12-1 p.m. for lunch)

Vice Mayor: John Evans

Building Inspector:  Walter Owens

Aldermen:  K. Chambliss
                John Evans
                Maggie Powers
                Maurice (Chuck) Wombaugh
Water:  Oakland City Recorder:  Lisa Doyle
Sanitation:  Oakland Chief of Police: Rick Jewel
Sewer:  Oakland Police Dept:  12 Officers
Electricity:  Chickasaw Electric Co-operative
Fire Department:  Volunteer, 5 Employees, 18 Volunteers ISO Rating of 5
Natural Gas:  Town of Somerville Utility Dept