Oakville, Indiana

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Oakville
Unincorporated community
Oakville is located in Indiana
Oakville
Oakville
Oakville is located in the US
Oakville
Oakville
Coordinates: 40°04′45″N 85°23′26″W / 40.07917°N 85.39056°W / 40.07917; -85.39056Coordinates: 40°04′45″N 85°23′26″W / 40.07917°N 85.39056°W / 40.07917; -85.39056
Country United States
State Indiana
County Delaware
Township Monroe
Elevation[1] 1,010 ft (310 m)
ZIP code 47302
FIPS code 18-55818[2]
GNIS feature ID 440483

Oakville is an unincorporated community in Monroe Township, Delaware County, Indiana.

Geography[edit]

Oakville is located just inside the southern border of Delaware County at 40°04′45″N 85°23′26″W / 40.07917°N 85.39056°W / 40.07917; -85.39056.

History[edit]

Oakville was originally called Pleasant Hill, and under the latter name was established in 1873.[3] The Oakville post office opened in 1876.[4]

On April 1, 1884, a (possibly F5/EF5 strength) tornado destroyed much of Oakville.[5]

Weather Radio transmitter[edit]

NOAA Weather Radio station KJY93's transmitter is located a mile or two to the north of Oakville, Indiana...KJY93 operates on a Frequency of 162.425

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 248. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This village was laid out on December 30, 1873, and called Pleasant Hill. 
  4. ^ "Delaware County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Kemper, General William Harrison (1908). A Twentieth Century History of Delaware County, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 168.