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Oxford County, Maine

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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

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


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)


Oxford County Gravestones

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)


Maine Historical Maps: Oxford County

Message Boards

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

Naturalization Records

Maine, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1990


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 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)

Bennett, Randall H., Oxford County, Maine: A Guide to its Historic Architecture (Bethel, Me.: Oxford County Historic Survey, 1984)

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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