Oxford Borough has been designated a “Classic Town of Greater Philadelphia” by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. The initiative, launched in 2008, is designed to foster economic growth in the region’s timeless communities by promoting the character and culture of communities throughout the region. To learn more, visit http://classictowns.org/.
Seven roads come together in southwestern Chester County. Oxford sits at the center. The Borough’s roots trace back to 1754 when it was known as Lower Oxford Township. It wasn’t until 1833 when Oxford was incorporated into a borough — the second in the county behind West Chester, the county seat.
Nestled halfway between Philadelphia and Baltimore, Oxford owes much of its identity to its location. It has roots in agriculture, but over the years it evolved to become a commercial center by serving travelers making their way between the two cities.
Today, Oxford maintains its rich rural and commercial mix. Smaller than two square miles, it is a pedestrian-friendly and family-oriented community that is preserving its history as it focuses on a building a promising future for its residents and businesses alike.
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