Oxford is a city in Newton County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 2,134. It is the location of Oxford College of Emory University.
The town was named after Oxford University, the alma mater of the founders of Oxford College. The entire town is also designated as a shrine of the United Methodist Church. Additionally, Confederate soldiers are buried in a small cemetery on the grounds of Oxford College.
The Dukes of Hazzard filmed a car-jump scene on the grounds of the college, and other scenes around the town.
Much of the city is part of the National Parks-designated Oxford Historic District.
Oxford was established as a town by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1839 as the birthplace of Oxford College of Emory University and incorporated as a city in 1914.
Properties in Oxford listed on the National Register of Historic Places include: Oxford Historic District and the Orna Villa, a mansion, which was built in 1825, which was used as a hospital during the American Civil War.
Oxford is located at 33°37′27″N 83°52′12″W (33.624210, -83.869885).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,892 people, 509 households, and 387 families residing in the city.