was sometime around 1870 Oxford began to be settled. It was originally
called Sandspur but later changed to Oxford. On the road south of town
there was a pond that caused problems during the rainy seasons.
Travelers were forced to get the help of teams of oxen to cross this section
of the road. This could have led to the name Ox-ford.
stagecoach line furnished transportation in the early days. The
railroad came around 1882, after 1885 development of City Hall, a newspaper,
commercial area, a crate mill, and three churches.
the 1894-95 freeze a few families remained in Oxford, they turned to truck
farming for a living. Cantaloupes developed as a quality crop.
Tomatoes are raised in and around Oxford at the present time.