Introduction to Oakdale, Louisiana
The city of Oakdale is in Allen Parish. The city was founded in the year 1890. In the year 1893, when the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railroad had come to town, the city’s name was changed to Oakdale. It was originally known as Honeycutt which was named after Allen Honeycutt, the great grandfather of Oakdale's resident Sewell Honeycutt. By the year 1905 Oakdale had 500 inhabitants and started to prosper.
Oakdale and nearby Attractions
- Kisatchie National Forest
- Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Chicot State Park
- Museum of West Louisiana
- Marksville State Historic Site
Things To Do In Oakdale
Tourists can visit the Chicot State Park that has facilities for camping, boating, and swimming. Marksville State Historic Site is another tourist spot where the tourists can visit to know more about the city’s history. Tourists can also explore the green of the Kisatchie National Forest.
Air transport is available from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Oakdale Higher Education
Higher education can be availed from University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana State University, and Louisiana Technical College.