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Welcome to Oxford ...

The city of Oxford is located in Granville County<1> and is the County Seat for Granville County.

The location of Oxford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oxford has a population of 8,912 people<3> (see below for details).

Oxford was established in 1761.

The community of Oxford is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Oxford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Oxford: (919) & (984)<5>

Websites for Oxford ...

Official Website: www.oxfordnc.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oxford had an population of 8,912 people. This is an increase of 5.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.88% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oxford had a population of 8,461 people (which is 14.12% of the total population of Granville County). This makes Oxford the county's most populous community.

The population of Oxford represents 0.09% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 94th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,461 people, the population of Oxford increased 1.48% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,338 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 Alabama, 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), 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.

  • Henderson [Vance County]
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    • Henderson [Vance County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Oxford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,109 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henderson<7>
  • Butner [Granville County]
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    • Butner [Granville County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Oxford
    • Estimated population in 2015: 7,751 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Butner<7>
  • Creedmoor [Granville County]
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    • Creedmoor [Granville County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Oxford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,615 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creedmoor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creedmoor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creedmoor<7>
  • Franklinton [Franklin County]
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    • Franklinton [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Oxford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,312 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklinton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stem [Granville County]
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      • Stem [Granville County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Oxford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stem
    • Stovall [Granville County]
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      • Stovall [Granville County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Oxford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stovall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stovall
    • Kittrell [Vance County]
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      • Kittrell [Vance County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Oxford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kittrell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kittrell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kittrell<7>
    • Middleburg [Vance County]
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      • Middleburg [Vance County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Oxford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 138 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleburg<7>
    • Virgilina [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgilina
      • Virgilina [Halifax County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Oxford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgilina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virgilina<7>
    • Dabney [Vance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dabney
      • Dabney [Vance County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Oxford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dabney

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 27 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).

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

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About Granville County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Granville County: www.granvillecounty.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Granville, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<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>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 for our own planning, 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: 36.3162, Longitude: -78.5855       In this case, the coordinates for Oxford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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