Oakfield, Iowa

Oakfield is a former unincorporated community in Audubon County, Iowa, United States, located a half mile east of Brayton.[1]

Oakfield, Iowa
Oakfield, Iowa is located in Iowa
Oakfield, Iowa
Oakfield, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°32′00″N 94°54′28″W / 41.53333°N 94.90778°W / 41.53333; -94.90778Coordinates: 41°32′00″N 94°54′28″W / 41.53333°N 94.90778°W / 41.53333; -94.90778
CountryUnited States
StateIowa
CountyAudubon
Elevation
1,280 ft (390 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)712
GNIS feature ID464205[1]

HistoryEdit

The first store was built in Oakfield in 1855, and the town name was suggested by a resident who originally came from Oakfield, New York. The first school was built in 1858. When the railroad passed through Brayton, however, it began to decline. By 1929, it was reduced to only a general store and a few houses.[2][3] The Oakfield Academy school operated for many years, and has been preserved.[4][5][6]

A post office was established in Oakfield in 1859, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1875.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Oakfield, Iowa
  2. ^ (5 December 1929). Brayton, Atlantic News Telegraph
  3. ^ (24 July 1971). Oakfield, A Town That Dies Hard, Atlantic Farm Monthly
  4. ^ Madrid, Jackie (19 July 2018). Oakfield Academy: Time Stands Still, Audubon County Advocate Journal
  5. ^ Cannon, Daisy (24 June 1972). The Oakfield Academy, Atlantic Farm Monthly
  6. ^ Hays, Margaret (December 1989) The Saving of a Landmark, Atlantic Farm Monthly
  7. ^ "Audubon County". Iowa Ghost Towns. Archived from the original on September 25, 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2014.