Oakland, Rhode Island facts for kids
|Oakland Historic District|
What's left of the mill in Oakland
|Location||Burrillville, Rhode Island|
|Architectural style(s)||Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, Shingle Style|
|Governing body||U.S. POSTAL SERVICE|
Oakland is a village in Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. It was developed in the 19th century at the site of a mill (now surviving only in fragmentary ruins) near the confluence of the Chepachet and Clear Rivers. Most of the village is included in the Oakland Historic District, a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Most of the housing in the village was originally built to house mill workers, although there are several more elaborate houses built for mill executives.
Students living in Oakland attend Burrillville Middle and High School. Oakland is a small, yet beautiful community hidden in the top left corner of Rhode Island. Oakland offers many woodland areas and rivers. The small town relies on volunteer firefighters. Each day a town whistle sounds from the Oakland-Mapleville Fire Department at five-o'clock pm, as well as each time fire personnel is in need. Many historic mills are scattered throughout the town, as well as mill-style neighborhoods.
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