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Oxford County, Maine

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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


County Seat

Paris, since 1805

The county buildings were moved from Paris Hill to South Paris in 1895

A Western District Registry of Deeds was maintained in Fryeburg from 1806 to 2019


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

Maine Old Cemetery Association Transcriptions: Oxford County - Large PDF file

The Tombstone Transcription Project: Oxford County, Maine

Find A Grave: Oxford County


Church Records

Rev. William Riley French Marriage and Funeral Records (1840 to 1893)


Land Records

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


Maps

Maine Historical Maps: Oxford County


Message Boards

Maine Genealogy Network Forum: Oxford County

(Disable ad blocker to view link)Ancestry.com Message Board: Oxford County


Naturalization Records

Maine, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1990


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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