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Oxford in Franklin County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Settlement of Oxford

 
 
Settlement of Oxford Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2019
1. Settlement of Oxford Marker
Inscription.  July, 1864, a company of explorers were sent to Idaho by President Brigham Young to locate suitable places for settlements. The same year Noam Brimhall and John Boice built the first homes in Oxford. William G. Nelson, George D. Lake, and George D. Black were presiding Elders until 1876, when William F. Fisher became the first Bishop. Mr. Fisher, noted express rider, erected this building 1876 for his law and mercantile business. Oxford, one of the first settlements, was for years the main trading center north of Cache Valley.
 
Erected 1939 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Bannock County Company. (Marker Number 55.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list.
 
Location. 42° 15.523′ N, 112° 1.278′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Idaho, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of North Westside Highway (County Highway D1) and Main Street, on the
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right when traveling north on North Westside Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8948 North Westside Highway, Clifton ID 83228, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bidwell/Bartleson Trail - Small Brook (approx. 6.6 miles away); Red Rock Pass (approx. 6.8 miles away); Captain Jefferson Hunt, Soldier, Pioneer, Churchman (approx. 6.8 miles away); The Shoshone (approx. 9.4 miles away); The Earth Will Remember (approx. 9.4 miles away); A Battle Becomes a Massacre (approx. 9.4 miles away); Attack at Bia Ogoi (approx. 9.4 miles away); California Volunteers March to the Bear River (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in Oxford City Park. This marker must have been moved as there is no building associated with the marker.
 
Settlement of Oxford Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2019
2. Settlement of Oxford Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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