A man named Elbridge G. Deming purchased the area that is today the village of Oxford, which at that time was named Demingsburgh. Before that point, the land that Oxford is on was considered barren and worthless, but a wolf trapper named Avery Brown proved this wrong when he made use of the land and was the first person to officially live on the land since Deming's purchase of it. Shortly after, the village's first post office was established and the name of the village was changed to Oxford on January 15th, 1839. Oxford, Michigan is the sister city of Oxford, England.
The downtown area of Oxford offers plenty to its residents and visitors ? unique shopping opportunities, great restaurants, a 7-screen movie theatre, a bowling alley, a museum, and more. Recreational opportunities abound in Oxford and there are several well-maintained community parks, as well as a splash park, a gymnastic center, and places to go kart, go horseback riding, boating, fishing, and hiking. On Thursday nights from May to mid-September, Oxford hosts a free live music event called Concerts in Centennial Park. There are many local events like the February Stew Stroll, the Celebrate Oxford Festival, and the Scarecrow Festival. Despite being a small village, Oxford is rich with attractions and activities for people of all ages.
Oxford is served by the Oxford Community Schools district, which includes nine schools: five elementary schools, one middle school, and two high schools. Oxford Community Schools has been featured as one of the "Best Schools in Michigan" multiple times, and two of the elementary schools - Leonard and Lakeville - have both won Michigan Blue Ribbon awards. Plenty of extracurricular activities are offered to students. Residents of Oxford value education highly and Oxford Community Schools are a reason why many move to Oxford. For those interested in higher education, there are plenty of nearby options. Within 30 miles are Oakland University, Oakland Community College, Lawrence Technological University, Mott Community College, and 3 Baker College campuses.
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