Introduction to Oxford, Massachusetts
Oxford, Massachusetts is 10 miles S of Worcester, Massachusetts and 44 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Worcester county. The town is part of the Worcester metro area. The population of Oxford is 13,352.
This area was initially settled in 1686 by Huguenots. They settled in two waves because the first settlement was abandoned when four settlers were killed by Native Americans. The town, which is the birthplace of the founder of the American Red Cross, Clara Barton, was officially incorporated in 1713.
Oxford and nearby Attractions
- Oxford Town Hall
- Carbuncle Pond
- Cedar Swamp
- Clara Barton Homestead
Things To Do In Oxford
Oxford has many facilities for recreation. They include a golf course and areas where people can play other sports. The camping areas of the town are also very popular recreational spots. Other popular activities include boating, fishing, hiking, biking, and horse riding.
The Worcester Regional Airport is a short drive away.
Oxford Higher Education
College of the Holy Cross provides higher education.