THE MAPPING OF OXFORD

The “Mapping of Oxford” exhibit that opens at the Museum on August 10 will display one of its most important artifacts, the 1707 "fair plat of the Town wth the Course and Distance and quantity of Land Contained in every particular Lott Street Lane and Allie fairly drawn upon parchment" required by the Maryland General Assembly. The 1707 survey will be accompanied by various exhibits showing the growth of Oxford from a small spot on the map to a bustling town in the late 19th century.

Included as part of the exhibit will be newly acquired Sanborn Insurance Maps of Oxford showing street and building level detail of Oxford from the mid-19th century through the early 20th century. The museum acquired digital copies of these maps from the Library of Congress and is exploring ways to make these available to those members of the Oxford Museum who are interested in learning more about their particular piece of this wonderful town.