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Oxford History & Heritage

The history of Oxford, Ohio is rich with heritage. Not only does Oxford feature Miami University, but is also home to the William Holmes McGuffey Museum that exhibits materials relating to William Holmes McGuffey's life. Visitors can also look in to the history of Oxford, Ohio and Butler County at the Smith Library of Regional History, which features special collections chronicling Butler County's communities.

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Black Covered Bridge

5401 Corso Rd. Oxford OH 45056
Location: Oxford
The Black Covered Bridge spans Four Mile (Tallawanda) Creek and is the only covered bridge in Butler County remaining in its original location. Built in 1869, the bridge was originally known as the “Pugh’s Mill Bridge” in association with nearby grist and saw mills built by J.B. Pugh. The Doty...
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DeWitt Log House

4824 Trenton Oxford Rd. Oxford OH 45056
Location: Oxford
The log house of Zachariah Price DeWitt is the oldest remaining structure in Oxford Township. It is the last of the pioneer homesteads established along the Four-Mile Creek before Oxford Township, the town of Oxford or Miami University even existed. The DeWitt Log House is a two-story log structure...
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Hueston Woods State Park Pioneer Farm Museum

6924 Brown Rd. Oxford OH 45056
Location: Oxford
The Pioneer Farm Museum property has three buildings: the 1836 Doty Home, the former Oxford Township Trustees' Building (moved from East High Street in 2007), and an 1840s dairy barn moved from Trotwood, Ohio, when the original barn burned in 1980. The house was built by Joseph Morris in 1836, and...
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Indian Creek Pioneer Church and Burial Ground

3000 Indian Creek Road Reily Township OH 45056
Location: Reily Township
The Indian Creek Pioneer Church and Burial Ground includes a cemetery, established in 1810 that served as final resting place for the area's earliest settlers and a brick meeting house, circa 1829.
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Karl E. Limper Geology Museum

501 E High St Oxford OH 45056
Location: Oxford
The Karl E. Limper Geology Museum holds a collection of specimens from around to help visitors appreciate basic geological concepts. Featuring a collection of minerals, meteors, and fossils, there is no shortage of history to view. In addition to world class specimens be sure to check out the...
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McGuffey House and Museum

401 E. Spring St. Oxford OH 45056
Location: Oxford
The McGuffey House and Museum honors William Holmes McGuffey, who compiled the McGuffey Eclectic Readers. McGuffey, a professor of Ancient Languages and Moral Philosophy at Miami University, and his wife, built this two-story brick house in 1833 and lived there until 1836. The Eclectic Readers...
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Miami University Freedom Summer 1964 Memorial

Western College Dr. Oxford OH 45056
Location: Oxford
Located on Miami University's Historic Western Campus, this outdoor memorial commemorates civil rights workers who trained on the campus of The Western College for Women in preparation for registering voters in Mississippi during the summer of 1964. The murder of three of these trainees during...
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Oxford Museum Association

6924 Brown Road Oxford OH 45056
Location: Oxford
The Oxford Museum Association is a non-profit organization committed to the conservation and demonstration of nineteenth and early-twentieth century agricultural life in southwest Ohio. We seek to cultivate appreciation of area history through education, public programs, and the stewardship of...
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Robert A. Hefner Museum of Natural History

501 E High St Oxford OH 45056
Location: Oxford
The Robert A. Hefner Museum of Natural History features a variety of exhibits, collections and specimens from around the world. Their mission is to teach visitors of all ages about animal biodiversity, conservation, and ecology.
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Smith Library of Regional History

441 S. Locust St. Oxford OH 45056
Location: Oxford
Named for the family who gave it to the Lane Public Libraries, the Smith History Library collects, preserves, and disseminates information on the history of southwestern Ohio. Special collections include maps, photos, newspapers, letters, diaries, and books chronicling the history of families,...
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