Oaklandon is located in Lawrence Township on the very edge of Marion County. A few steps further and you would be in Hancock County - McCordsville, Indiana.
After a six year court battle, Oaklandon was annexed into Lawrence Township, Indianapolis.
In researching the Internet for the history of this community, I was able to find a PDF file at The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce website that gave some background about the Oaklandon Community.
John Emery platted the village that was originally called Oakland. When Germantown relocated it's post office in 1870, the name of Oaklandon was taken. I understand this was to keep from having any confusion about another part of Indiana that had a town named Oakland as well.
( to the right Bell Tower - Original Building for Oaklandon Christian Church est. 1866).
Westminster Village North a retirement community on 57 acres, at one time was known as the Sunnyside Sanatorium. This sanatorium was the first state sanatorium in Indiana. It was thought that the abundant sunshine and fresh air helped to promote faster recoveries from tuberculosis infection.
While Oaklandon has a long history, I have had a difficult time tracking down some of the homes that are still here in the area. I will share the building and what I know at this time.
(Dr. Charles J. Kneer House - Built 1923)
(Christopher Apple House - Built 1859)
(Benjamin F. Smith House - Built 1895)
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