Oxford Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Oxford, ME
Oxford is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States.
Oxford is home to the Oxford Plains Speedway and annual Oxford County Fair. The town includes the village of Welchville.
The land was part of Shepardsfield Plantation (also called Bog Brook Plantation), granted on March 8, 1777 by the Massachusetts General Court to Alexander Shepard, Jr. of Newton, Massachusetts. On March 6, 1792, the plantation was incorporated as Hebron, with Oxford its southwesterly portion. First settled in 1794, Oxford was set off and incorporated on February 27, 1829. It annexed land from Otisfield in 1830, and Paris in 1838.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 41.8 square miles, of which, 38.7 square miles is land and 3.1 square miles (7.50%) is water. Oxford is drained by the Little Androscoggin River. Thompson Lake, the community's largest, is about 8 miles long.
It borders the towns of Paris to the north, Hebron to the northeast, Norway to the northwest, Poland to the southeast, and Otisfield to the southwest.
As of the 2000 census, there were 3,960 people, 1,487 households, and 1,094 families residing in the town. The population density was 102.3 people per square mile. There were 1,926 housing units at an average density of 49.8 per square mile.
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