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Oakland is located in Burt County north of Fremont, between Uehling and Lyons, just west of the Missouri River.

The Summit Lake State Recreation Area and Pelican Point State Recreation Area are nearby.

John Oak and his wife, Inger Askwig Oak, were among a band of 23 pioneers who struggled into Tekamah from Ottawa, a Norwegian settlement in LaSalle County, Iowa, in July 1855. John Oak homesteaded land in the Silver Creek Township north of Tekamah. By 1866, John Oak and his family moved to western Burt County. John assisted five families to locate homesteads in this beautiful rich Logan Creek Valley.

Basic economic activities in the Oakland area include farming, cattle and hog production, feed processing, wholesale and retail sales, construction and medical services.

Oakland continues to build on its strong foundation with its bi-annual Swedish Festival and is known by its proclamation from the Swedish Counsel General and Nebraska Governor as the "Swedish Capital of Nebraska."


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