Introduction to Oxford, Connecticut
The community, now known as Oxford, was formerly a part of Derby. First settled as a collection of farms, the town of Oxford was established as a separate 'parish' in 1741. The general Assembly incorporated it in 1798. The community was known for its agriculture and different kinds of mills along the waterways. The Oxford Turnpike, which is now known as Route 67, was established in 1798. It was used to transport different types of agricultural products to the markets in New York from Litchfield County. The area was named after Oxford, Massachusetts.
Oxford and nearby Attractions
- Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
- Indian Well State Park
- Lock Museum of America
- Kettletown State Park
- Putnam Memorial State Park
- Day - Lewis Museum
Things To Do In Oxford
History buffs may visit museums such as the Knights of Columbus Museum, the Military Museum of Southern New England, the American Clock & Watch Museum, the Danbury Railway Museum, and the Railroad Museum of New England. One can also pay a visit to numerous parks like Black Rock State Park, Lake Waramaug State Park, Wharton Brook State Park, and Huntington State Park. Shoppers can visit Little River Shopping Center. Local churches include Saint Thomas Church, Great Hills United Methodist Church, Christ Church, and Oxford United Church of Christ. Oxford Peach Festival is celebrated annually in August.
Air transportation is available at Tweed - New Haven Airport.
Oxford Higher Education
One can pursue higher education at Yale University, Sacred Heart University, and the University of New Haven.