Introduction to Oxford, Ohio
Oxford, Ohio is 12 miles NW of Hamilton, Ohio (center to center) and 28 miles NW of Cincinnati, Ohio. It is in Butler County. The city is part of the Hamilton - Middletown metro area. The population of Oxford is 21,943.
Oxford was founded by James Heaton on March 29, 1810, a year after Miami University was officially recognized. The place was named after the college town of Oxford in England. The area was originally incorporated on February 23, 1830, as a village. Oxford adopted a charter form of government in 1960 and in 1962 it became a town. Oxford was reincorporated as a city in 1971.
Oxford and nearby Attractions
- Hueston Woods State Park
- McGuffey House and Museum
- Pioneer Farm and House Museum
- Hueston Woods Nature Center
- Miami University Art Museum
Things To Do In Oxford
Oxford offers a well maintained Skate Park where both residents and visitors can enjoy in-line skating. The city also offers some scenic hiking trails and you can enjoy fishing, swimming, and other sport activities within the city. There are several golf courses within Oxford. You can also visit the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Skirball Museum, and the Americana Amusement Park.
Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport is the nearest international airport.
Oxford Higher Education
Miami University - Oxford is the local university. The other colleges close to the city are Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Xavier University, and University of Cincinnati - Main Campus.