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Welcome to the Town of Oakesdale: Home of the Nighthawks.


The town of Oakesdale is located 50 miles south of Spokane and 38 miles north of Pullman on Highway 27 in the heart of the Palouse region of eastern Washington State. Oakesdale is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills of wheat, peas, and lentils. Some of the local attractions include the historical Flour Mill, Steptoe Butte, the museum, and the John F. Kelley Homestead Cabin built in 1872. We have a great school, beautiful city park, and a nice swimming pool.

The town of Oakesdale is a part of the Palouse Scenic Byway. It is one of the oldest communities in the state and has several homes and buildings on the National Historical Register. This eastern Washington community was named in honor of Thomas F. Oakes, then vice president of the Northern Pacific Railroad.

Whitman County Heritage -- McCoy Valley Museum, Oakesdale Historical Society


Welcome to Oakesdale
From September through March, we meet on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
From April through August, we meet only the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

P. O. Box 246
105 N. First
Oakesdale, WA 99158

Open M-F 8:00AM - 4:00PM


(509) 285-4020
(509) 285-6100 FAX

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