Posted on March 17th, 2018
Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. Oakville started life in the 1860s as a water stop for the steam train owned by The Napa Valley Railroad Company. The railroad, founded by early California pioneer Samuel Brannan in 1864 shuttled tourists between ferry boats that docked in Vallejo to the resort town of Calistoga. The village gained its name from the dense groves of dark green valley oaks of the area. The population was 71 at the 2010 census.