Place:Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States

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NameOakley
TypeCity
Coordinates42.242°N 113.881°W
Located inCassia, Idaho, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Oakley Cemetery
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Oakley is a city in Cassia County, Idaho, United States. The population was 763 at the 2010 census, up from 668 in 2000. It is part of the Burley Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

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The city was named for William Oakley, the proprietor of a 19th-century stagecoach station located at a spring currently located about 2 miles west of the present townsite known as Oakley Meadows. David B. Haight, former member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was born in Oakley. The small hamlet has served as home to a surprising number of famous Americans. The former governors of Utah and Massachusetts can trace their stock to Oakley. Jon Huntsman of Utah is the grandson of David B. Haight, above, and Mitt Romney, of Massachusetts is the son of another famous Oakley-ite, George Romney. Yet another Oakley Romney, Marion G. Romney, was a Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Oakley is also rich in old west lore, such as the tale of Diamondfield Jack, and another story of intrigue, the story of Gobo Fango.

This town of fewer than 800 people has turned out leaders in politics, business, and entertainment. The town is also home to the current Idaho House of Representatives Speaker Scott Bedke.

Oakley has become recognized worldwide for its Middle Mountain quarries of Rocky Mountain quartzite building stone known as Oakley Stone. Quarry operators ship out thousand of tons a month to locations around the globe.

Today Oakley is often visited for its annual Pioneer Days celebrations, as well as its historic Victorian homes.

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