Introduction to Oakland, Maine
Oakland was first settled in by Europeans in 1780. It was then known as Taconnet, honoring the Indian chief Taconnet. It was incorporated as West Waterville in 1873 and renamed Oakland in 1883. Oakland was previously known as the "Axe and Scythe Capital" of New England. Farming has been important throughout the history of Oakland.
Oakland and nearby Attractions
- Maine State Museum
- Lake Saint George State Park
- Messalonskee Lake
- Edward Arlington Robinson House
Things To Do In Oakland
A visit to the Maine State Museum and Redington Museum may be exciting for those interested in the area’s history. Lake Saint George State Park comes with a swimming area and camping facilities. The Edward Arlington Robinson House is a historical site and a major tourist attraction. One can also enjoy a walk by Messalonskee Lake during free hours.
Bangor International is the nearest major airport.
Oakland Higher Education
Institutes offering higher education to the residents of Oakland include the University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine at Farmington, the University of Southern Maine and Saint Joseph’s College.