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Oxford, Massachusetts, USA

Oxford, Worcester, MA

Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, was born in Oxford in 1821.

Dr. Elliot P. Joslin, pioneer in diabetes research was born in Oxford in 1869.

Oxford includes: Comins Village, Fort Hill, Glenwood, Gore, Hawes, Hodges Village, Howarths Station, Larnedville, Saccarapa, Taft's Mills, Texas Village, Bartlett's Village, Buffville, Chaffee, and Chase's Village.


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  • 1633 – John Oldham was the first white man to tread on Oxford soil

    www.town.oxford.ma.us

  • 1681- William Stoughton and Joseph Dudley empowered by the General Court to inspect the land

    www.town.oxford.ma.us

  • 1686 - First Non-Puritan Town
    Oxford, first non-Puritan town established

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ matimeln.htm

  • 1713 - Oxford is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1721 - First Congregational Church established in Oxford

    www.oxford300.com/oxford_history.aspx

  • 1731 – 1732 - Dudley set off from Oxford

    www.town.oxford.ma.us

  • 1755 – Charlton set off from Oxford

    www.town.oxford.ma.us

  • 1778 – Ward (later known as Auburn) set off from Oxford

    www.town.oxford.ma.us

  • 1785 - Universalist Church established in Oxford
    The oldest Universalist Church in the world
    www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx

  • Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
    Oldest Universalist Church in the World, Oxford, Mass., Est. 1785
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  • 1801 - The first post office was established in Oxford

    www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx

  • Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
    Birthplace of Clara Barton, The World's Greatest Nurse, North Oxford, Mass.
    Postcard
  • 1832 – Webster set off from Oxford

    www.town.oxford.ma.us

  • 1840 (Oxford) - Norwich and Worcester Railroad began operations with a station at Texas Depot

    www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx

  • 1845 - OXFORD. [Pop. 1,742. Inc. 1713.]
    Oxford was granted to Gov. Dudley, Lieut. Gov. Stoughton, and others, in 1682, and included the whole of Charlton, and a part of Auburn, Dudley, and ...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Oxford
    This town was a grant made by the government, in 1682, to Joseph Dudley, Esq., governor, to William Stoughton, Esq., Lieut. governor of...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Oxford
    Oxford, a thriving post-village of Worcester co., Massachusetts, on the Norwich and Worcester railroad, 11 miles S. by W. from Worcester. The village ...Read MORE...


  • 1873 - Town Hall relocated from the North Common to Oxford Center

    www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx

  • 1887 - (Oxford) - 50 post and lanterns were set for streetlights

    www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx

  • Oxford, Massachusetts, 1890
    Oxford is a pleasant farming and manufacturing town midway of the southerly part of Worcester County, about 55 miles from Boston by the Webster...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Oxford
    Oxford, a post-village in Oxford township, Worcester co., Mass., on French River, and on the Norwich & Worcester Railroad, 11 miles S. by W. of...Read MORE...


  • Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
    Carbuncle Pond, Oxford, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
    Clara Barton Camp. North Oxford, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
    Railroad Station and Tracks, Oxford, Mass.
    Postcard
  • 1906
    Oxford, a banking post-village in Oxford township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the French River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R.,...Read MORE...


  • Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
    Agricultural Park, 1909
    Postcard
  • Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street
    Postcard
  • Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, Looking North
    Postcard
  • Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
    High School, 1913
    Postcard
  • Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
    Public Library
    Postcard
  • Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall and Main Street, 1918
    Postcard
  • 1926 - Clara Barton fresh air camp was started in Oxford

    www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx

  • 1929 - Charles Linberg landed in Oxford, Massachusetts to refuel

    www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx

  • Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
    Methodist Church, Charlton Street
    Postcard
  • News 1938 - SIX PERSONS DIE IN WRECK OF BUS-TRUCK. THIRTEEN OTHERS INJURED EARLY TODAY NEAR OXFORD, MASS.
    Oxford, Mass., Sept. 13 (AP) - Six persons were killed and 13 others injured, several seriously, today when a New York-Houston bus and a...Read MORE...


  • 1959 - (Oxford) - Dedication of the Buffumville Dam

    www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx



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Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
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Oldest Universalist Church in the World, Oxford, Mass., Est. 1785
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Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
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Birthplace of Clara Barton, The World's Greatest Nurse, North Oxford, Mass.
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Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
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Carbuncle Pond, Oxford, Mass.
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Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
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Clara Barton Camp. North Oxford, Mass.
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Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
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Railroad Station and Tracks, Oxford, Mass.
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Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
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Agricultural Park, 1909
Postcard

Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
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Main Street
Postcard

Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Main Street, Looking North
Postcard

Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
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High School, 1913
Postcard

Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
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Public Library
Postcard

Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
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Town Hall and Main Street, 1918
Postcard

Oxford, Massachusetts, USA
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Methodist Church, Charlton Street
Postcard


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  • 1633 – John Oldham was the first white man to tread on Oxford soil

    www.town.oxford.ma.us
  • 1681- William Stoughton and Joseph Dudley empowered by the General Court to inspect the land

    www.town.oxford.ma.us
  • 1686 - First Non-Puritan Town
    Oxford, first non-Puritan town established

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ matimeln.htm
  • 1713 - Oxford is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1721 - First Congregational Church established in Oxford

    www.oxford300.com/oxford_history.aspx
  • 1731 – 1732 - Dudley set off from Oxford

    www.town.oxford.ma.us
  • 1755 – Charlton set off from Oxford

    www.town.oxford.ma.us
  • 1778 – Ward (later known as Auburn) set off from Oxford

    www.town.oxford.ma.us
  • 1785 - Universalist Church established in Oxford
    The oldest Universalist Church in the world
    www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx
  • 1801 - The first post office was established in Oxford

    www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx
  • 1832 – Webster set off from Oxford

    www.town.oxford.ma.us
  • 1840 (Oxford) - Norwich and Worcester Railroad began operations with a station at Texas Depot

    www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx
  • 1845 - OXFORD. [Pop. 1,742. Inc. 1713.]
    Oxford was granted to Gov. Dudley, Lieut. Gov. Stoughton, and others, in 1682, and included the whole of Charlton, and a part of Auburn, Dudley, and ... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Oxford
    This town was a grant made by the government, in 1682, to Joseph Dudley, Esq., governor, to William Stoughton, Esq., Lieut. governor of... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Oxford
    Oxford, a thriving post-village of Worcester co., Massachusetts, on the Norwich and Worcester railroad, 11 miles S. by W. from Worcester. The village ... Read MORE...

  • 1873 - Town Hall relocated from the North Common to Oxford Center

    www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx
  • 1887 - (Oxford) - 50 post and lanterns were set for streetlights

    www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx
  • Oxford, Massachusetts, 1890
    Oxford is a pleasant farming and manufacturing town midway of the southerly part of Worcester County, about 55 miles from Boston by the Webster... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Oxford
    Oxford, a post-village in Oxford township, Worcester co., Mass., on French River, and on the Norwich & Worcester Railroad, 11 miles S. by W. of... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Oxford, a banking post-village in Oxford township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the French River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R.,... Read MORE...

  • 1926 - Clara Barton fresh air camp was started in Oxford

    www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx
  • 1929 - Charles Linberg landed in Oxford, Massachusetts to refuel

    www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx
  • News  1938 - SIX PERSONS DIE IN WRECK OF BUS-TRUCK. THIRTEEN OTHERS INJURED EARLY TODAY NEAR OXFORD, MASS.
    Oxford, Mass., Sept. 13 (AP) - Six persons were killed and 13 others injured, several seriously, today when a New York-Houston bus and a... Read MORE...

  • 1959 - (Oxford) - Dedication of the Buffumville Dam

    www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx

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