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History:

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.

For additional information, please visit: www.oxfordnc.org/

Oxford Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Oxford

0 US 158 Oxford, NC 27565
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0 beds 0 baths $295,000
7535 NC 96 Highway Oxford, NC 27565
Photo of 7535 NC 96 Highway, Oxford, NC 27565 (MLS # 2185316)
1 bed 1 bath 1,184 sqft $64,900
319 Keeneland Drive Oxford, NC 27565
Photo of 319 Keeneland Drive, Oxford, NC 27565 (MLS # 2184845)
3 beds 2 baths 1,440 sqft $177,950
Frog Hollow Road Oxford, NC
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0 beds 0 baths $70,000
Davis Chapel Road Oxford, NC 27565
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0 beds 0 baths $127,500
301 W THORNDALE Drive Oxford, NC 27565
Photo of 301 W THORNDALE Drive, Oxford, NC 27565 (MLS # 2185025)
5 beds 4 baths 4,236 sqft $385,000

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Oxford School Data

Oxford School Districts

Granville County Schools
PK-12
http://www.gcs.k12.nc.us

Oxford Schools

C G Credle Elementary
PK-5, public
http://www.gcs.k12.nc.us/credle
J F Webb High
9-12, public
http://www.gcs.k12.nc.us/jfwhs
Mary Potter Intermed
4-6, public
http://eclipse.gcs.k12.nc.us/schools/mp/
Joe Toler-Oak Hill Elementary
PK-5, public
http://www.gcs.k12.nc.us/toler
West Oxford Elementary
PK-5, public
http://www.gcs.k12.nc.us/westoxford
Northern Granville Middle
6-8, public
http://www.gcs.k12.nc.us/ngms
Jf Webb High School Of Health
9-12, public
http://www.gcs.k12.nc.us/jfwhshls
Mary Potter Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.gcs.k12.nc.us/marypotter
Oxford Preparatory High School
9-10, charter
http://www.oxfordprephs.org
Granville Magnet School
6, 9, public
http://www.gcs.k12.nc.us/Domain/1562

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