Oxford Township, Delaware County, Ohio

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Oxford Township, Ohio
Location of Oxford Township in Delaware County
Location of Oxford Township in Delaware County
Coordinates: 40°24′10″N 82°58′51″W / 40.40278°N 82.98083°W / 40.40278; -82.98083Coordinates: 40°24′10″N 82°58′51″W / 40.40278°N 82.98083°W / 40.40278; -82.98083
Country United States
State Ohio
County Delaware
 • Total 19.5 sq mi (50.5 km2)
 • Land 19.5 sq mi (50.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 968 ft (295 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 854
 • Density 43.9/sq mi (16.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-59262[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086053[1]

Oxford Township is one of the eighteen townships of Delaware County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 854 people in the township.[3]


Located in the northern part of the county, it borders the following townships:

The village of Ashley occupies part of northeastern Oxford Township.

Name and history[edit]

Oxford Township was founded in 1815.[4]

It is one of six Oxford Townships statewide.[5]


The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also an elected township fiscal officer,[6] who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Delaware County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ History of Delaware County and Ohio. O. L. Baskin & Company. 1880. p. 537. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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