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City History

Oakland was incorporated at its present location in May of 1882. For many years, the town of Oakland primarily served as a rural agricultural service center. While  the  community  still  fills  that  role  today,  it  is  also  quickly  evolving  into  a  bedroom community for the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. Oakland possesses many businesses and amenities including three parks, swimming pool, golf course, community center and West Nishnabotna River access. The Pottawattamie County Freedom Rock made its home in Chautauqua Park along with the 1st Battalion 168th Infantry Veterans memorial and the Eagles of Honor monument.