A Brief History of Oxford
Oxford was established as a town by the Methodist Episocal Church in 1839 to build Oxford College of Emory University and was incorporated as a city in 1914. In conjunction with the college, a village was to be built that would be called Oxford after the University attended by John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. The planners who built Oxford did so skillfully; the streets of Oxford surround Emory University. Oxford’s planners wanted to build a place that was “set apart, pervaded by an atmosphere of culture and science.” They didn’t want any “evil” thing to enter the town, and alcohol, dancing, and gambling were not allowed in Oxford. The pursuit of knowledge was emphasized in Oxford, encouraging men and women to pursue higher education in the 19th century.
The Oxford Methodist Episocal Church building was built in 1841. In the mid-1800s, the Oxford Female Seminary was built and was used as a school that transformed into the Palmer Institute in 1861. In the early 1900s, the Palmer Institute and several schools were consolidated into the Palmer-Stone Elementary School. For much of the history of Oxford, Emory students were an integral part of town life. Students that didn’t live with their parents stayed in “helping halls,” houses owned by the university that were co-opted by students. In 1919, Emory College moved to Atlanta and became part of Emory University. The Oxford campus was refashioned into “Emory Academy” that taught high school students. In 1964, Emory-at-Oxford became Oxford College of Emory University.
Demographics of Oxford
Of the 1,892 people in Oxford, there are 509 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50% are married couples living together, 18.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% are non-families.
In Oxford, the population is spread out with 17.9% under the age of 18, 34.4% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 18% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 78.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.1 males.
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