is the seventh largest in population of the sixteen counties, located in western Maine along the New Hampshire border to the east and the Province of Quebec border to the north. The northern parts of York and Cumberland counties were separated to form Oxford County on March 5, 1805. As with many counties, towns and borders changed throughout the early 19th century. See an 1858 map of the county in the Map Cabinet.
The county currently consists of the towns of Andover, Bethel, Brownfield, Buckfield, Byron, Canton, Denmark, Dixfield, Fryeburg, Gilead, Greenwood, Hanover, Hartford, Hebron, Hiram, Lovell, Mexico, Newry, Norway, Otisfield, Oxford, Paris, Peru, Porter, Roxbury, Rumford, Stoneham, Stow, Sumner, Sweden, Upton, Waterford, West Paris, Woodstock, and the plantations of Lincoln and Magalloway.
The town of Paris is the County Seat, hosting the county government, courthouse, and the county jail. The County is home to the White Mountain National Forest, a substantial portion of the Appalachian Trail section in Maine, and two major lakes: Richardson and Mooselookmeguntic.
In 2010, Oxford County’s population represented 4.4% of the state’s total, with a census count of 57,833, a 5.6% increase over 2000.
|Geography QuickFacts||Oxford County||Maine|
|Land area, 2000 (square miles)||2,078.00||30,861.55|
|Persons per square mile, 2000||26.3||41.3|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||None|
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