Oxford Points of Interest Oxford is one of the oldest towns in Maryland. Although already settled for perhaps 20 years, Oxford marks the year 1683 as its official founding, for in that year Oxford was first named by the Maryland General Assembly as a seaport and was laid out as a town. In 1694, Oxford and a new town called Anne Arundel (now Annapolis) were selected the only ports of entry for the entire Maryland province. Until the American Revolution, Oxford enjoyed prominence as an international shipping center surrounded by wealthy tobacco plantations. Today, Oxford is a charming tree-lined and waterbound village with a population of just over 700 and is still important in boat building and yachting. It has a protected harbor for watermen who harvest oysters, crabs, clams and fish, and for sailors from all over the Bay. 1. TENCH TILGHMAN MONUMENT - In the Oxford Cemetery the Revolutionary War hero’s body lies along with that of his widow. Lt. Col. Tench Tilghman carried the message of Cornwallis’ surrender from Yorktown, VA, to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Across the cove from the
202 Morris St., Oxford 410-226-0010
27 Years in Business We Know Books! Please Call For Hours!
Plein Air Oxford July 16 · 1-3 p.m. Meet the Author Stephanie Verni signs Inn Significant set in Oxford! *Listen Fri. mornings on WCEI 96.7fm *20% off your book clubs’ books *Books of all kinds & Gifts for Book Lovers *Special orders & Book Gift Baskets *Online ordering & e-newsletter @ www.mysterylovescompany.com 131
Tidewater Times July 2017