Introduction to Oxford, Alabama
The city of Oxford was originally named Lickskillet. The city was established in the early 1850s. It was the first incorporated city of Calhoun County. Since 1970, the city has annexed several communities such as Bynum and Coldwater. The freedom fighters of the American civil rights movement were confronted by the citizens of Oxford on May 14, 1961. This incident prompted John F. Kennedy, President of United States, to provide federal protection to the fighters.
Oxford and nearby Attractions
- Anniston Museum of Natural History
- Old Mill Mall Shopping Center
- Trinity Baptist Church
- Centennial Memorial Park
- Berman Museum of World History
- Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Oxford
You can visit Coldwater Covered Bridge while staying in the city. Oxford Lake also offers several recreational activities. The area is surrounded by a 67-mile walking track, a children's playground, tennis courts, covered picnic pavilions, and separate ball complexes. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Old Mill Mall Shopping Center, Sky City Shopping Center, and Quintard Mall Shopping Center.
Air transportation is available from Anniston Metropolitan Airport.
Oxford Higher Education
Jacksonville State University, Southern Union State Community College, and Gadson State Community College are some of the nearest colleges and universities.