Oakford, Indiana

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Oakford, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Approaching the railroad crossing in Oakford
Approaching the railroad crossing in Oakford
Oakford is located in Indiana
Oakford is located in the US
Coordinates: 40°25′09″N 86°06′15″W / 40.41917°N 86.10417°W / 40.41917; -86.10417Coordinates: 40°25′09″N 86°06′15″W / 40.41917°N 86.10417°W / 40.41917; -86.10417
Country United States
State Indiana
County Howard
Township Taylor
Elevation 860 ft (260 m)
ZIP code 46902
FIPS code 18-55584[1]
GNIS feature ID 440462[2]

Oakford (originally called Fairfield[3]) is an unincorporated community in southwestern Taylor Township, Howard County, Indiana, United States.

Oakford is part of the Kokomo, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Oakford was laid out in 1852.[4] It was originally called Fairfield, and the name Oakford was adopted in 1854.[5]


Oakford lies at a railroad crossing of State Road 26, and little more than 1 mile (about 2 km) east of State Road 26's intersection with U.S. Route 31 until November 2013.[6] Now US 31 has been moved over, and Oakford is right at the State Road 26 exit (on the west side) on the new interstate grade Highway US 31.

It is located at 40°25′9″N 86°6′16″W / 40.41917°N 86.10444°W / 40.41917; -86.10444.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Oakford, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-02-14. Accessed 2008-01-07.
  4. ^ "Howard County's Townships and Their Early Settlements and Towns". Kokomo-Howard County Public Library. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "A Look Back as We Move Forward". The Kokomo Tribune. March 28, 1999. p. 58. Retrieved August 16, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ DeLorme. Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. 3rd ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 33. ISBN 0-89933-319-2.