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Oakley is a city in Gove, Logan, and Thomas counties in the U.S. state of Kansas. It is the county seat of Logan County. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 2,045.HistoryThe area that would later become Oakley was initially settled in the 1870s and 1880s by travelers from the Smoky Hill Trail. Oakley was founded in 1884 by Judge Fredman and David D. Hoag. Originally named Carlyle, its name was changed to Cleveland, before settling on its official name in 1885, named after Hoag's mother, Elizabeth Oakley Gardner Hoag.GeographyOakley is located at at an elevation of 3,064 feet . It lies roughly 1 mile south of the South Fork of the Saline River in the High Plains region of the Great Plains.The city is located at the intersection of Interstate 70, U.S. Route 40, and U.S. Route 83 in northwest Kansas. It is in the northeast corner of Logan County, and portions of it extend into Gove County and Thomas County. Oakley is approximately 211 miles northwest of Wichita, 227 miles east-southeast of Denver, and 335 miles west of Kansas City.Plan your visit to Oakley and other destinations in United States using our United States road trip planner.
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