Oxford County, incorporated in 1805, is located on the western edge of Maine and borders New Hampshire. South Paris is the county seat. The towns of this region are mostly small and rural. This mountainous region provides four season recreation opportunities and boasts some of the state’s best skiing, hiking, and snowmobile trails. Municipalities in Oxford County include Andover, Bethel, Brownfield, Buckfield, Byron, Canton, Denmark, Dixfield, Fryeburg, Gilead, Greenwood, Hanover, Hartford, Hebron, Hiram, Lincoln Plt., Lovell, Magalloway Plt., Mexico, Newry, Norway, Otisfield, Oxford, Paris, Peru, Porter, Roxbury, Rumford, Stoneham, Stow, Sumner, Sweden, Upton, Waterford, West Paris, and Woodstock.
The National Register of Historic Places listings in Oxford County, Maine includes the Center Meeting House and Common in Oxford, Deering Memorial United Methodist Church in Paris, Lovejoy Bridge in South Andover, Rumford Point Congregational Church in Rumford, Sturtevant Hall in Hebron, and more. Visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listin... for more listings and location information.
The Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce describes the area as having "more than 10 lakes and ponds, including Lake Pennesseewassee of Norway, Crystal Lake and Long Lake of Harrison, South Pond of Buckfield, and Upper Range, Middle Range and Lower Range Ponds of Poland -- all of which are havens for boating, swimming, fishing, ice skating, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and more! Streaked, Singepole, and Hawk mountains, among others, are hiking treks with vista views of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range. Additionally, Norway's Ordway Grove and Paris Cornwall Nature Preserve provide over 150 acres of land for public use." For more information, contact the Oxford Hills Chamber by phone at 743-2281, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oxford County facts
Population, 2011 estimate 57,695 1,328,188
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base 57,831 1,328,361
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 -0.2% Z
Population, 2010 57,833 1,328,361
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2011 5.0% 5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 20.9% 20.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 17.3% 16.3%
Female persons, percent, 2011 50.5% 51.1%
26 Western Avenue
South Paris, ME 04281
• Andover • Bethel
• Brownfield • Buckfield
• Byron • Canton
• Denmark • Dixfield
• Fryeburg • Gilead
• Greenwood • Hanover
• Hartford • Hebron
• Hiram • Lincoln Plt.
• Lovell • Magalloway Plt.
• Mexico • Newry
• Norway • Otisfield
• Oxford • Paris • Peru
• Porter • Roxbury
• Rumford • Stoneham
• Stow • Sumner • Sweden • Upton • Waterford
• West Paris • Woodstock
County seat .... South Paris
Square miles............... 2,078
Source: U.S. Census (2011)