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Incorporated

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


Towns

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


Plantations

Lincoln Plantation, Magalloway Plantation


Townships

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)


Cemeteries

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


Maps

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

Ancestry.com Message Board: Oxford County

RootsWeb Mailing List: Oxford County


Newspapers

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


Bibliography

______, 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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