• Heritage Area At a Glance 

  • Town of Oakland


    Area TownsMunicipal Government

    About Us

    Oakland maintains a designated Main Street and Arts and Entertainment District. Oakland is the county seat of Garrett County, Maryland. It sustains a population of 1,925. It has an elevation of 2,534 feet and the town fully embraces all four seasons. The town offers a great mix of government, commercial, health care and residential uses. The town hosts a variety shops, restaurants, events, outdoor recreation activities and historic landmarks. Oakland maintains a 400-acre park with 140 acres of water, a 600 foot sandy beach for swimming, picnic pavilions, playgrounds and great fishing. Oakland is also home to a 18-hole golf course with a pro shop, dining facility and clubhouse. The following website shares incredible stories from Garrett County and Oakland, Maryland and what makes it such a wonderful place to live. Check it out!


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  • This project has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland.
    However, project contents or opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

  • Photo Credits: Tim Jacobsen, Bob Carney, Marcia Warnick, Sarah Myers, Crede Calhoun, Higher Focus Studios, Garrett Historical Society, Sarah Duck, Garrett County Chamber of Commerce