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Oxford in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Oxford

 

— City Marker —

 
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By Robert Baughman, July 17, 2021
1. Oxford Marker
Inscription.  Miami University established in 1809. Oxford became a village in 1830 and a city in 1971.
 
Erected by Ohio Historical Society, Ohio Department of Transportation and Ohio Bicentennial Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1809.
 
Location. 39° 31.026′ N, 84° 44.5′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is on Morning Sun Road (Ohio Route 732) 0.1 miles north of West Sycamore Street, on the right when traveling south. The marker stands across the road from the Northside Dog Bark Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5192 Morning Sun Rd, Oxford OH 45056, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oxford Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sigma Chi Fraternity Founding Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lynching in America / Lynchings In Oxford, OH (approx. half a mile away); Mother of Fraternities
Oxford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Baughman, July 17, 2021
2. Oxford Marker
Looking South towards Oxford. Parking lot for dog park can be seen on the left.
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(approx. half a mile away); Oxford Female Institute / Caroline Scott Harrison 1832-1892 (approx. half a mile away); Alpha Delta Phi (approx. half a mile away); The Black (Pugh's Mill) Covered Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Act of 1794 (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Also see . . .  Highlights of Oxford History - City of Oxford, Ohio. History lesson for Oxford.
So Oxford was laid out in 1810—covering one Mile Square.

Trees were cut, log homes were built, and Miami

buildings were constructed in time for college

classes to begin in 1824. With a resident

population of over 700, the village was

incorporated in 1830.
(Submitted on July 18, 2021, by Robert Baughman of Bellefontaine, Ohio.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2021, by Robert Baughman of Bellefontaine, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2021, by Robert Baughman of Bellefontaine, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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