Oxford, Oxford County, Maine
Town set off from Hebron at the time of incorporation.
Incorporated Feb. 27, 1829, by petition dated Dec. 29, 1828.
Land annexed from Otisfield, Mar. 17, 1830. This was part of Phillips' Gore, being "all that part of the east corner of the town of Otisfield . . . situated east of Thompson Pond, together with a strip of land belonging to the State, lying between said Otisfield and the town of Poland, (which tract of territory is bounded on the west and northwest by Thompson Pond, south and southwest by Poland, and east and northeast by Oxford)" [Spurr, History of Otisfield, p. 8].
Land annexed from Paris, Mar. 8, 1838. This was the westerly half of lot number one in the first range.
Villages and locations: Welchville, Oxford Village (Craigie's Mills).
Neighboring towns and townships: Norway, Paris, Hebron, Otisfield; and Minot, Mechanic Falls, and Poland (all in Androscoggin County).
King, Marquis Fayette, Annals of Oxford, Maine, from its incorporation, February 27, 1829 to 1850. Prefaced by a brief account of the settlement of Shepardsfield plantation, now Hebron and Oxford, and supplemented with genealogical notes from the earliest records of both towns and other sources. (Portland, Me., 1903).
Mitchell, Harry Edward, The Town Register: Oxford, Hebron, Minot, 1906. (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Co., 1906).
Rowe, Brenda McAlister, Town and Family Cemeteries of Oxford, East Oxford and Welchville. ([s.l. : s.n., 1978?]).
MicrofilmVital records, 1829-1879 (FHL US/CAN Film 11727): "Contains intentions of marriage 1829-1857; marriage records 1829-1858, 1878-1879; family records listing births and deaths."
(Hebron) Town and vital records, 1786-1893 (FHL US/CAN Film 11030): "Contains taxes; family records listing births and deaths; proceedings of town meetings; boundaries; intention of marriage 1802-1827, 1831, 1850-1893; marriage records 1795-1827, 1830-1832, 1849-1893; ear marks; strays; mortgages and sale of property; newcomers to town in 1794."
LinksSome Records of the Congregational Church in Oxford
History of Oxford — From Varney's Gazetteer of the State of Maine.