Oakland Region Proves Fertile For Rearing Governors

The GazetteOctober 5, 1939 The present village of Oakland is an old established community of Union Parish. Its name until after the Civil War was Union Cross Roads, and was said to have been named by Reverend George Everett, one of the first settlers. In the early days, both ante-bellum and post-bellum, the community was … Continue reading Oakland Region Proves Fertile For Rearing Governors

Oakland Settled In Early ’40’s By Few Pioneers

The GazetteOctober 5, 1939 Union Cross Roads Was Name Of Place In The Early Days The present community of Oakland, in the extreme northern part of Union Parish, is credited with having been settled in the early 1840's by the same general wave of settlers from Alabama and Georgia that settled many other towns in … Continue reading Oakland Settled In Early ’40’s By Few Pioneers

Jail Brake

The Gazette August 16, 1899 Geo. Sharrier, a white boy who was under arrest on charge of breaking into a store at Oakland, broke out of jail last Wednesday about noon. Mr. Ed. Archer was doing some repairs about the cell and had temporarily transferred Sharrier to less secure quarters, when he made his escape.