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The NEW OXFORD DIRECTORY has been distributed. You can contact Henry Hale at with any questions.

Welcome to Oxford, Maryland

Log Canoes on the Tred Avon August, 2017 - photo by Brian Wells

A charming, tree-lined and waterbound village with a population of less than 1000, Oxford is one of the oldest towns in America and has a long history in maritime activities. Early in the day, you will still find local watermen at the town dock unloading the catch of the day. You can watch the sailboats arriving from all over the bay to dine at the various local restaurants our town has to offer.

While other waterfront towns have succumbed to waterfront condos and glitz, Oxford has retained its historic charm. The tourism and leisure activities are fueled by people's desire for quiet charm, fresh air, summer breezes, and a haven from the hustle and bustle of city life.

El Galeon Andalucia: A Cheaspeake Journey

"El Galeon Andalucia: A Cheaspeake Journey" traces the 16th century replica ship's path from two of its ports of call in September 2014 -- Baltimore to Oxford,MD. Watch the ship move through the Bay, under the iconic spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and on to a welcome in Oxford, where you'll climb aboard and see just how authentic to its heritage this vessel really is. This documentary-style piece runs about 10 minutes. Brought to you courtesy of I-4 Video of Easton.

Town Government News and Notices

2016 Oxford Historic Commercial District Strategic Plan

2017 Oxford Working Waterfront Strategic Plan

Recently approved Ordinances:

These are for informational purposes only, the original documents are stored in the Oxford Town Office and these changes will be incorporated into the official Town of Oxford Code.

By Authority: Commissioners of Oxford, 101 Market Street, Oxford Maryland.


The Town of Oxford is pleased to have available this year’s annual drinking water report. This report is designed to inform you of the quality of water and services that the town delivers to you every day.

If you live in Oxford’s service area, but do not receive a water bill, please pick up a copy of this 2017 drinking water quality report at the Oxford Town Office or download here .


Complete copies of all ordinances, meeting minutes, maps, and other town records are maintained in the Oxford Town Office. This website, and the partial records shown on this website, are provided as a convenience only. This website is not a repository of official public records of the Town of Oxford.

Oxford Community Center Events Open to all

Special Events

Sat. Sept 1 Doors and Dinner at 6:00 PM; Show at 7:00PM - The Fabulous Hubcaps are again in concert at Oxford Community Center. Tickets $30 Food and beverage available for additional cost. Catered by Doc’s Sunset Grille! This event is funded in part by the Talbot County Arts Council with funds from Talbot County Council and Maryland State Arts Council.

Sept. 29th 7:00 – 10:00 PM Casino Royale – Oxford Community Center’s annual gala fundraiser. Tickets are $150. All food and beverages are included. Enjoy an inspired menu created by Oxford restaurants; play blackjack, Texas Hold’em and Roulette. Fun prizes to win, photo booth and Auction.

Ongoing Classes & Events

Tues. and Thurs 8:00 AM Oxford Community Center- Tai Chi - Come experience a class with Nathan Spivey, a certified Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts Association affiliate instructor with 40 years of experience. Cost $75/month, $10 class drop in

Tues. and Thurs 10:30 AM Oxford Community Center- Steady and Strong is a 45 minute class for adults who seek enhanced core and muscle strength as well as better balance. Class leader Janet Pfeffer. $8/class, $50/10 classes

Weds. 8:00 AM Intermediate Tai Chi with Nathan Spivey. $37.50/month or $10 class drop in

Weds. 8 PM Open Jam Session at Oxford Community Center –Bring your instruments and join in the fun. Free

Fridays in September 2-4 PM – Patio Parties – Start the weekend by visiting with your neighbors enjoying live music. Beverages and Firehouse Auxiliary baked good for sale. Veggie Delight Bags arrive for pick up!

Sat. Sept 1st 9:30-11:30 AM Cars and Coffee – Stop to see the beautiful cars and speak to the owners. Free

Sat. Sept. 22 Oxford Garden Club –Beautiful flower arrangements put together by the members of Oxford Garden Club are on display at Oxford Community Center. Free to the public

Mon. Sept 24 10:30 Oxford Book Club – September’s book choice is "The Chilbury Ladies Choir" by Jennifer Ryan. Held at Oxford Community Center, all are welcome.