Located in Oak Grove Township, Oxford is home to nearly 1200 people. Founded in 1843, Oxford was home for the first Benton County Courthouse. Our brick-paved town square is home to the annual Farmer’s Market in the summer. We have two parks with shelter houses that can be rented for reunions, receptions and parties. Our youth attend Prairie Crossing Elementary School and Benton Central Jr/Sr High School. Open to the public, Oxford is fortunate to have the Oak Grove Country Club, an 18-hole golf course.
Oxford is known as the “Home of Dan Patch”. Dan Patch was a world famous harness racing horse, whose 1906 record pace of 1:55, for the mile, stood for 32 years. The barn that housed Dan Patch still stands.
The Town of Oxford is governed by an elected Town Council and Clerk-Treasurer. They hold regular bi-monthly business meetings on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month at 7:15 pm EST at the Town Hall, located at 105 S. Howard Street, Oxford, IN. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
105 S Howard Street; PO Box 54
Oxford, IN 47971
Phone: (765) 385-2150
Fax: (765) 385-0673
Online Bill Payment: https://pay.paygov.us/EndUser/PaymentAgency.aspex?ttid=11372
Monday – Friday
9:00am – 3:30pm
Closed: Saturday – Sunday and Holidays
Oxford Town Councill
Russell Hoaks, President
Tina Coffman, Vice President
Oxford Town Superintendent
Oak Grove Township Volunteer Fire Department
Jason Dalton, Chief
Phone: (765) 385-2558
In case of emergency dial 911
Contact the Clerk-Treasurer's Office for information to become a farmer's market vendor.
The Town of Oxford is pleased to announce that a 500 sq. ft Splash Pad located within Rommel Park is now open. Our Splash Pad features a Nike Grind surface made from recycled tennis shoes. Twenty-One (21) below ground nozzles and 2 above ground featues provide hours of water fun. While the intended focus is for our youth, the splash park will accommodate people of all ages, with the design making it accessible to all.
Funding for this project has been provided by:
Grant from Northwest Indiana Solid Waste District
Grant from Benton County Foundation-Benton County Wellness Impact Grant
Donation from Oak Grove Township
Donation from Oxford Baseball/Softball league