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Oxford

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Incorporated Date: 
January 1, 1839
Population: 
2,134
Total Area: 
2.6 sq mi
Contact Information
110 W. Clark St.
Oxford, GA 30054
Phone Number: 
(770) 786-7004
Fax Number: 
(770) 786-2211

Oxford earned its charter in 1839. Its name honors Methodist founders John and Charles Wesley, both of whom attended Oxford University.

Oxford's initial 125 lots stood for sale with the strict provision that "no intoxicating liquors shall be sold nor any game of hazard be allowed on the lots under penalty of forfeiture." Although this moral code later loosened as lots sold to private development, Oxford visitors can still appreciate Oxford's ties to Methodism by touring more than a dozen 19th century buildings and sites.