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The town’s history dates to 1761, when local legislator Samuel Benton built a plantation home and called it Oxford. The legislature ordered the area around his plantation to be the seat of Granville County. The city was not incorporated until 1816.

The first Masonic orphanage for children in the United States was built in Oxford. It was originally established as St. John’s College in 1858. The college floundered however. In 1872 the community suggested that the property be used to educate the less fortunate. In December 1873 the first residents were admitted to the Oxford Orphans Asylum, which is today known as the Masonic Home for Children.

In 1851 James H. Horner established Horner Military Academy, which served many young men from New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina and other states. Many of the students went on to become leaders in the United States government, such as James Crawford Biggs, Solicitor General under President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the inception of the New Deal.

The Oxford Female College was established in 1851 by the North Carolina Baptists. After suffering financial difficulties, the college was sold and it became a private educational institution renamed Oxford Female Seminary. In 1880 F. P. Hobgood took over leadership of the school, and it flourished until his death in 1924. The school closed the following year.

In 1883 the state legislature established the Colored Orphan Asylum in Oxford. Henry Plummer Cheatham, a former US Congressman (1889-1893), was appointed as superintendent in the early 1900s and led the institution for 28 years.

In 1970, Henry Marrow was killed in Oxford. The killing resulted in a racial protest. The events were chronicled by Timothy Tyson in the book Blood Done Sign My Name.

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Active Listings in Oxford

713 Hillsboro Street Oxford, NC 27565
Photo of 713 Hillsboro Street, Oxford, NC 27565 (MLS # 2231850)
0 beds 0 baths $28,000
4304 S Greg Allen Way Oxford, NC 27565
0 beds 0 baths $34,900
Lot 13R Joe Pruitt Road Oxford, NC 27565
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0 beds 0 baths $30,000
603 N Country Club Drive Oxford, NC 27565
Photo of 603 N Country Club Drive, Oxford, NC 27565 (MLS # 2231573)
3 beds 3 baths 1,968 sqft $160,000
223 Keeneland Drive Oxford, NC 27565
Photo of 223 Keeneland Drive, Oxford, NC 27565 (MLS # 2231263)
3 beds 2 baths 1,440 sqft $192,900
5039 Tar Hill Drive Oxford, NC 27565-5417
Photo of 5039 Tar Hill Drive, Oxford, NC 27565-5417 (MLS # 2231171)
4 beds 2 baths 2,052 sqft $215,000

Oxford School Data

Oxford School Districts

Granville County School District
Oxford Preparatory High School District

Oxford Schools

C G Credle Elementary
PK-5, public
J F Webb High
9-12, public
Mary Potter Intermed
4-6, public
Joe Toler-Oak Hill Elementary
PK-5, public
West Oxford Elementary
PK-5, public
Northern Granville Middle
6-8, public
Jf Webb High School Of Health
9-12, public
Center For Innovative Learning
K-12, public
Mary Potter Middle School
6-8, public
Oxford Preparatory School
8-11, charter
Granville Magnet School
6-9, public

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