The City of Oakville is located twelve miles west of Interstate 5 on Highway 12 and is the southeastern gateway to Grays Harbor County.
Oakville was named for the scrub oak trees found in the area. The city was incorporated on December 18, 1905. Population is approximately 700.
Each Fourth of July weekend Oakville plays host to an Independence Day Parade, while the Black Hills Wranglers host their Professional Rodeo. In September Oakville hosts their annual Zucchini Jubilee and in early December Oakville has a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Oakville offers its own flavor of the past for those who walk or drive through town. Historic buildings like the old corner-style bank has its place in the history books as it is the last bank to be robbed by horseback. Many other historic buildings give Oakville an old fashioned flavor.
Oakville has been called a "frontier logging town nestled between two centuries." From antiques and historical buildings to rodeos and scenic tours; you will experience the millennium with both the rustic past and the brightening future.
You will find the contact information for all city personnel, fire department, police department and local non-profits on the City Contacts page. There are links to the Oakville Municipal Code, County and State websites, Timberland Regional Library, Local Newspapers, etc., on the Local Resources page. The Current Agenda, Council Meeting Minutes, Oakville News and Calendar pages will keep you up to date on the latest city issues and events. Please review the Emergency Preparedness page for safety tips for your family and neighborhood. Finally, you will find many photographs of our beautiful area in the Photo Gallery and also helpful information about Capitol Forest on the Recreation page.