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Oxford, Connecticut

Oxford , Connecticut Quick Facts: Land area is approximately 33 Square miles and the elevation is 705 feet. Incorporated in 1798, Oxford  currently  has about  12,559 residents in  4,212 households, 89% of which are owner occupied.  Approximately 18.9%  of the housing stock was built prior to 1950. The 2012-2013 Tax Rate is 23.67 mills.  See the 2011-2012 property tax rate for Oxford here.

Check out our 12 page detailed demographic report HERE. 


 Oxford is  located in western New Haven County, Connecticut. Originally part of Derby, and located at the junction of the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers, the original town of Derby was settled in 1642 as an Indian trading post under the name Paugussett.The area now known as  Oxford consisted mainly of farms, and was established in 1741as a separate Parish, later to become incorporated in 1798. It seems that one of the pressing reasons to incorporate was the distance to the Derby Meeting house on Sunday.

See a Virtual Tour of Oxford here

Oxford belongs to the Naugatuck Valley Economic Development Region.  There are several areas in Oxford: Quaker Farms, Riverside and Oxford Center.  The town also has the areas finest public golf courses in the area, a  Mark Mungeam-designed championship 18 hole course.

very year the town hosts the Oxford Peach Festival. Recreation in town includes  a beach and swimming at Jackson Cove Park on Lake Zoar, Kirk's Pond, Posypanko Park with ball fields, tennis courts, a batting cage and concession stand.

Several state parks border Oxford: 220 acre Kettletown State Park, 10.4 mile son the Larkin Bridle Trail,  The Naugatuck State Forest and Southford Falls.

Wooster Sawmill and Gristmill Site
The Twitchell-Rowland Homestead
Quaker Farms Historic District

Waterbury-Oxford regional airport  opened in 1969, and has an area of 424 acres. In 2008, upgrades equalling approximately  61 million dollars included  runway extension, revamped  taxiways, new hangars, and a state-of-the-art noise abatement program.


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TRIVIA:  In 2001, Oxford made  headlines around the world when town resident Ottilie Lundgren died of anthrax poisoning.

.. and you must see this article about "The old leatherman" 

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