Oxford was chartered in 1839 and has preserved much of its history. Visitors will enjoy touring historic homes in the area. The Alexander Means House, Stone House, and Hopkins House are all notable examples of 19th century architecture are landmarks in the city of Oxford. Oxford Cemetery has graves dating from the town's founding, and the Soldiers' Cemetery is the final resting place of twenty-five Confederate soldiers.
Residents will find quaint shops in the community as well as hundreds of popular retailers in neighboring towns such as Covington. A short drive produces an abundance of shopping and dining options. For entertainment within the city of Oxford, residents will enjoy arts and cultural events at Oxford College. Community events such as the Fourth of July Parade and Picnic are also great options for family fun within city limits.
Students residing in Oxford will attend schools in the Newton County Schools System. The system serves five municipalities in the county and is comprised of 20 schools. The students in the area are impressive and average SAT score have topped the state and national average for several years. Competitive private schools are convenient to the area and notable colleges and universities are nearby.
The city's biggest source of pride is the prestigious Oxford College, which shares the name of the delightful town. The college currently enrolls nearly 700 students and is the original site of Emory University which now maintains its campus in Atlanta.
Private estates and custom built homes on acreage in Oxford are magnificent. While the area is known for its historic roots, the new developments in the area are spectacular. While it's hard to take your eyes away from stunning new construction in the area, older homes in the area are impressive and well-maintained.