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 7:00 pm EST at the Town Hall, located at 105 S. Howard Street, Oxford, IN. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
**New** Register for Oxford's notification service called REACH Alert. Each household can register up to 4 phone numbers and 4 email addresses. All you need to do is:
1. Go to www.reachalert.com and click on MY ACCOUNT.
2. Select Create Account.
3. Follow prompts and enter your preferred contact information.
4. Network Name: type Oxford (click on our name when it appears).
5. Selsct resident or business.
6. Enter your address and click on it when it appears in the drop-down list.
Visit the Benton County Chamber of Commerce website here.
105 S Howard Street; PO Box 54
Oxford, IN 47971
Phone: (765) 385-2150
Fax: (765) 385-0673
Online Bill Payment: www.invoicecloud.com/oxfordin
Monday – Friday
Closed: Saturday – Sunday and Holidays
Oxford Town Council
Randy Jones, Town Council President
Russell Hoaks, Town Council Vice President
James "Jim" Deckard
Oxford Town Superintendent
Street/utility shop P: (765)385-2455
After-hours utility emergency contact P: (765) 585-2551
Oxford-Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department
Jeremie Boehle, Chief
Phone: (765) 385-2525
In case of emergency dial 911
Oxford Town Marshal Department
In case of emergency dial 911
The Farmer's Market runs the 2nd Saturday in June through the last Saturday in August. The 2018 season is Saturday june 9th -Saturday August 25th.
The playground at Rommel park features a 500 sq. ft Splash Pad. This play area was constructed by our friends at My Splash Pad and has a Nike Grind surface made from recycled tennis shoes! Twenty-One (21) below ground nozzles and 2 above ground features 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. This area of the park is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
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