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Welcome to Oxford ...

The city of Oxford is primarily located in Calhoun County<1>. A portion of Oxford extends into Talladega County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oxford has a population of 21,253 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Oxford.

Oxford is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Oxford lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Oxford (for example, toward Bowdon (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Oxford: (256) and (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Oxford: 36203<5>

Websites for Oxford ...

Official Website: www.oxfordalabama.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oxford had an population of 21,253 people. This is a decrease of 0.45% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 45.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oxford had a population of 21,348 people (or 18% of the total population of Calhoun County). This makes Oxford the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Oxford represents 0.45% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 21,348 people, the population of Oxford increased 46.3% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 14,592 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oxford.

Communities Also Named Oxford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 40 communities that are also named Oxford - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts (2), Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas (2), Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oxford.

Communities near Oxford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oxford.

  • Talladega [Talladega County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talladega
    • Talladega [Talladega County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Oxford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,300 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talladega
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Talladega<7>
  • Jacksonville [Calhoun County]
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    • Jacksonville [Calhoun County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Oxford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,972 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<7>
  • Lincoln [Talladega County]
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    • Lincoln [Talladega County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Oxford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,979 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<7>
  • Heflin [Cleburne County]
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    • Heflin [Cleburne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Oxford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heflin have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heflin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heflin<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Weaver [Calhoun County]
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      • Weaver [Calhoun County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Oxford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,030 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weaver have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaver
    • Munford [Talladega County]
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      • Munford [Talladega County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2015: 1,259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Munford<7>
    • Ohatchee [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ohatchee
      • Ohatchee [Calhoun County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Oxford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ohatchee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ohatchee<7>
    • Waldo [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
      • Waldo [Talladega County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Oxford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 272 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waldo have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo
    • Blue Mountain [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
      • Blue Mountain [Calhoun County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of Oxford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
    • De Armanville [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Armanville
      • De Armanville [Calhoun County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Oxford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Armanville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Armanville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oxford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oxford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oxford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oxford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oxford. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Oxford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oxford ...

Looking for more information about Oxford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Oxford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oxford.

Adding Oxford to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Oxford in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Oxford was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Oxford on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Oxford on our Genealogy Page.

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

The official website for Oxford: www.oxfordalabama.org/

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Calhoun, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oxford.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oxford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Oxford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oxford or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oxford) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oxford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OxfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oxford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6062, Longitude: -85.8386    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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