Pop: (2000) 1221, Elev: 1185 feet. Oxford is located in Sumner County
. Hwy US 160 runs east/west through town and is Main street. Most of the town's businesses are on Sumner street which runs north/south. There is a new city building with a public library at 115 South Sumner.
After the two branches of the Arkansas River merge to the north of this community, the Arkasas merges again with the Ninnescah River just east of town. This community also hosts the Missouri Pacific and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroads and is 13 miles east of Wellington, which is the County Seat.
One of the first trading posts in the county was on the site of Oxford. The town was founded by a company of Osage City people in 1871. Early interest in the county was driven by the economic opportunities offered by the herds of cattle coming up the Chisholm Trail from Texas. Later the Oklahoma land rushes created and then drained towns in Sumner County.