Oakes is an unincorporated community that is a part of the Upper Providence Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania that is bordered by the Perkiomen Creek and the Schuylkill River. The two waterways defined much of the village's early history. In 1825, the Schuylkill Navigation Company completed the Schuylkill Canal and Brower's Locks at Oaks, and the system was heavily traveled. The village of Oaks was named after the canal's designer, Thomas Oakes. The people of Oaks wished for their town to be called Oakland, but the name was already taken. So, the town became known as Oaks. Later in the nineteenth century, the railroad largely supplanted the role of the canal. The Perkiomen Railroad built the Oaks station in 1868. The Philadelphia and Reading sometimes referred to as the Reading Railroad, merged the short line as its Perkiomen Branch. Oaks village cropped up around the station. Today, the village of Oaks is set in dense suburbs. Many of its original structures remain, including the general store, the lock tender’s house, and many historic homes. Although the tracks are no longer in service in the center of Oaks, a station built-in 1918 to replace the original is still located today at the intersection of Egypt Road and Station Avenue.
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