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Oxford County was established in 1798 and named for Oxford, England.
The first settlers arrived in 1793.
"At Ingersoll was an early settlement of United Empire Loyalists. Norwich was settled through the agency of S. Lossing by members of the Society of Friends (Quakers). Zorra Township and a portion of Nissouri were settled by a large group of Scottish Highlanders while the pioneers in Blandford and East Zorra were predominantly of German and Dutch extraction."2
"Population 32,638 in 1852 and 85,078 in 1980."3
Oxford County is located in South-Western Ontario.
1798-1800 - part of Western District
1800-1839 - part of London District
1839-1849 - part of Brock District
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2 Places In Ontario by Nick & Helma Mika, 1977
3 Place Names of Ontario by Floreen Carter, 1984
5 Place Names of Ontario by Alan Rayburn, 1997