ZIP Codes ...
While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a city like Oxford, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Oxford. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code are defined by the needs of the USPS and can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.
The ZIP code for Oxford: 36203<3>
Referenced GNIS Records ...
GNIS ID #160330 (Name of Record: Oxford)
Class: populated place
A place or area having clustered or scattered buildings and a permanent population (such as a city, settlement, town or village). The boundaries may or may not coincide with the perceived population.
A 'populated place' record may have a corresponding 'census' or 'civil' record. The information contained in the 'populated place' record applies only to the class and should not be confused with either the 'census' and 'civil' classes.
Map Name: Oxford
Lat: 33.6142714 Lon: -85.8349648 [Map]
Elev: 200 ft.
GNIS ID #2404451 (Name of Record: City of Oxford)
A political division formed for administrative purposes (such as a borough, county, incorporated place, parish, town or township).
A 'civil' record may have a corresponding 'census' or 'populated place' record. The information contained in the 'civil' record applies only to the class and should not be confused with either the 'census' and 'populated place' classes.
Map Name: Oxford
Lat: 33.5967414 Lon: -85.872875 [Map]
Elev: 201 ft.
Referenced FIPS Records ...
FIPS Code: 01/57576 (Place Name: Oxford)
County: Calhoun (FIPS State/County: 01/015 Count/Seq: 02/01)
Identifies an incorporated place (ie- Oxford) that does not serve as a primary county division - or in other words, it is included in and is part of a primary county division (ie- Calhoun County).
GSA Code: 2370
MRF Code: 1325
MSA Code: 450