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1805 from parts of Cumberland County and York County

Boundary Changes

Parts were lost to Somerset County in 1816 and 1823, to Franklin County in 1838, and Androscoggin County in 1854

Otisfield seceded from Cumberland County in 1978

A full account of boundary changes may be found here

Shire Town

Paris, since 1805

The county buildings were moved from Paris Hill to South Paris in 1895; a Western District Registry of Deeds is maintained in Fryeburg


Andover, Bethel, Brownfield, Buckfield, Byron, Canton, Denmark, Dixfield, Fryeburg, Gilead, Greenwood, Hanover, Hartford, Hebron, Hiram, Lovell, Mexico, Newry, Norway, Otisfield, Oxford, Paris, Peru, Porter, Roxbury, Rumford, Stoneham, Stow, Sumner, Sweden, Upton, Waterford, West Paris, Woodstock


Lincoln Plantation, Magalloway Plantation


Albany Township, Andover North Surplus, Batchelders Grant, Grafton Township, Mason Township, Milton Township, Riley Township

Adjacent Counties

Androscoggin County, Carroll County (N.H.), Coos County (N.H.), Cumberland County, Franklin County, Le Granit Regional County Municipality (Quebec)


The Tombstone Transcription Project: Oxford County, Maine

Find A Grave: Oxford County

Land Records

Oxford County Registry of Deeds (Eastern District)

Oxford County Registry of Deeds (Western District)

Oxford County East Online Records (for historical records select "Early Books" from menu)

Oxford County West Online Records

Naturalization Records

Maine County Naturalization Records, 1800-1990


Map of Oxford County, 1858

Map of Oxford County, 1885

Map of Oxford County, Maine (1894)

Map of Oxford and Franklin County Timber Lands, 1899

Message Boards and Mailing Lists

Maine Genealogy Network Forum: Oxford County Message Board: Oxford County

RootsWeb Mailing List: Oxford County


Historic American Newspapers Directory: Oxford County

Probate Records

Oxford County Probate Estate Files, 1805-1915

Maine County Probate Records, 1760-1979

Oxford County Registry of Probate

Maine Probate Search

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Oxford, Maine

Official Website: Oxford County

Oxford County Genealogy Notebook

Oxford County MEGenWeb Project

MEGenWeb Archives: Oxford County

Linkpendium: Oxford County


______, Biographical review; this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Oxford and Franklin counties, Maine (Biographical Review Pub. Co.: Boston, Mass., 1897)

Halfpenny, H. E, and John W. Caldwell, Atlas of Oxford County, Maine: compiled and drawn from official plans and actual surveys (Philadelphia, Pa.: Caldwell & Halfpenny, 1880)

McAllister, Donald L., and Lucille E. Nass, eds., Marriage Returns of Oxford County, Maine Prior to 1892 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c1993)

Stone, Thomas T., Sketches of Oxford County (Portland Me.: Shirley and Hyde, 1830)

Willey, Benjamin Glazier, Incidents in White Mountain History (Portland, Me.: Francis Blake, 1858)

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