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Welcome to Oakesdale

Our Community

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.

Points of Interest:

- Old Brick Conoco Gas Station

- McCoy Valley Museum

- Ace Richfield Station

- Barron Flour Mill

- WIllows Garage, once the Regan Buggy Shop

- Old Oakesdale Grange building

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