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Welcome to Oxford ...

The city of Oxford is located in Izard County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Oxford, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Oxford, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1882.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oxford has a population of 679 people<3> (see below for details).

Oxford is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Oxford is within the boundaries of the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Oxford: 72565<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oxford had an population of 679 people. This is an increase of 1.34% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oxford had a population of 670 people. This makes Oxford the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Oxford represents 0.02% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 234th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 670 people, the population of Oxford increased 4.36% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 642 people).

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

Communities Also Named Oxford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 40 communities that are also named Oxford - they are located in Alabama, 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.

  • Horseshoe Bend
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • Melbourne
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Calico Rock
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Salem
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem is located in Fulton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,655 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem <6>
  • Ash Flat
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Norfork
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norfork have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfork
    • Norfork is located in Baxter County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 542 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norfork <6>
  • Salesville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Mount Pleasant
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
    • Mount Pleasant is located in Izard County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Pleasant <6>
  • Viola
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Briarcliff
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Briarcliff have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briarcliff
    • Briarcliff is located in Baxter County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people

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. 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Oxford, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with 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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Oxford was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Oxford post office opened in 1882.

We also found Oxford on a map titled William Bradley Map (1889).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Oxford.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oxford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Izard, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oxford.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oxford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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