Thursday, February 15, 2007

City of Oxford, Ohio

In Oxford, Ohio, it's illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man's picture.....

Never knew that one before ! [although that must have been permitted during the dark ages !]

Now for some news on the city....

The City of Oxford encompasses 5.7 square miles in the northwestern corner of "Butler County" and is home to approximately 22,000 people. Over 44% of the population is between the age of 20 and 24 due to the strong influence of Miami University. The community’s tie to education is further demonstrated by the high educational attainment of its population

In 1803, a college township was set aside in the almost uninhabited woodlands of northwestern Butler County. In 1810, a year after Miami University was chartered, the Village of Oxford was laid out and the first lots were sold. In the following year the first school was built and by 1830, with a population of over 700, the Village of Oxford was incorporated. A charter form of government was adopted in 1961 and a decade later population growth had turned the village into a full-fledged city.

The original boundaries of the City consisted of the Mile Square. A number of annexations during recent decades increased the size, resulting in the City currently consisting of approximately six square miles.

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