Oak City is a charming farming community located at the mouth of Oak Creek Canyon, the natural boundary between Pahvant Valley and Round Valley.
Ranchers from Deseret first brought their cattle to summer in the area in 1860 and during the winter would take them back to Deseret. In 1865, a settlement began and William Walker opened a sawmill. The community was known as Oak Creek until a post office was established and the name officially became Oak City in 1868.
During early persecutions of polygamists by the federal government, many families went into exile. Oak City became a haven for those families who were welcomed and protected by the residents. Even very young children were taught never to have any conversation with strangers lest they expose the whereabouts of some family.
Oak City is 13 miles east of Delta on Highway 125, and remains a productive farming area.
Lat: 39.374966 Long: -112.336042