In 1889 Oakmont was incorporated from the second ward of the Borough of Verona with 1,600 residents, a dozen stores and four sizable industries: Allegheny Valley Railroad, Dexter Spring Company, Verona Tool Works and the Agnew Glass Company. In 2014 Oakmont proudly celebrates 125 years of incorporation as a borough.
Oakmont is a borough of 1.57 square miles of small hills and wooded areas 14 miles northeast of the city of Pittsburgh in Southwestern Pennsylvania nestled near Plum Creek and along the Allegheny River. As of the 2010 Census, the borough has a population of 6,303. Oakmont is governed by a council of 7 elected volunteer community leaders who employ a manager and work collaboratively with an elected volunteer mayor and an appointed chief of police, police officers and a volunteer fire department.
The Oakmont Borough Office has the book “Beginning at a Black Oak” for sale. This book looks back at the history of Oakmont’s first 100 years, 1889-1989. The cost is $10.00 per book. You can learn more about Oakmont’s History at the Oakmont Historical Society, http://www.oakmonthistoricalsociety.org/