Oakley, Idaho

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Quick Facts

Former name

Geographic location

42°14′32″N 113°52′51″W (42.242360, -113.880904), at 4,560 feet in elevation

City Hall

Oakley City Clerks
200 W. Main St./P.O. Box 266
Oakley, Idaho 83346
(208) 862-3313




Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints‎
Oakley 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wards

 355 N Center St
Oakley, ID 83346

(208) 862-3351


Many of the original records of church units are in the Church History Library in Salt Lake City. Many of the membership records covering these units from the date of their creation to about 1948 have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City or at its Family History Centers.  Records of Oakley Wards(1887-1948) are in this collection.


The Idaho State Archives in Boise has a collection of city, county, state and regional directories.

Funeral Homes


An explorer named Wm. E. Martindale was appointed to explore Goose Creek Valley, having made a favorable report of his explorations. Settlers from Tooele County, Utah decided to settle on the land know as Oakley. The site of Oakley was chosen for the settlement and named Oakley, on account of a post office having been established in the part of Goose Creek Valley sometime previously in honor of a Mr. William Oakley, who kept a stage station at a place now called Oakley Meadow, in 1882.


Military History and Records




Copies of issues of the following Oakley newspapers are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise:

Oakley eagle  1902:4:2, 1904:7:7, 1907:8:8, 1908:9:4  
Oakley eagle  1905:9:14-1906:11:15  
Oakley herald  1910:2:18-1961:2:9  
Oakley news  1975:10:16-1978:7:20  
Oakley star  1893:5:11 
Oakley sun  1896:1:30, 2:20, 1898:11:3


School Records