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Oxford in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Simmons Park

 
 
Simmons Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 5, 2017
1. Simmons Park Marker
Inscription.  The town of Oxford was first incorporated by the Alabama legislature in 1852. The original boundaries included a one square mile area enlarged in 1860. Oxford became active as a cotton and trading center but during the Civil War growth slowed, and in 1865 Union soldiers burned almost all of the downtown buildings. Twelve buildings built before 1855 remain. The Simmons Park, given to the city in 1870, was a wagon yard for farmers selling cotton in 1860.
 
Erected 1996 by the Oxford Arts Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 33° 36.947′ N, 85° 50.078′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is on Main Street south of East Oak Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 402 Main Street, Oxford AL 36203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Creek Indian Campaign Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Historic Oxford (within shouting distance of
Simmons Park and the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 5, 2017
2. Simmons Park and the marker.
this marker); Town of Hobson City, Alabama (approx. 0.6 miles away); Saint John United Methodist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Southern Railway Station Attack (approx. 2.3 miles away); The "Shattering" of the Mississippian World (approx. 2.3 miles away); Paleoindian (approx. 2.4 miles away); Charcoal Production at Caver-Christian-Davis Farm (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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