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A brief overview of the history of Oxford County explains how this County evolved.

Online Exhibits:

Joe Boyle

History of the County
Court House Square

Viewers can also see how the various legislative changes affected geographical changes.

Since the County Court House has long been an object of interest to tourists, historians, and architecture buffs, a history is provided of both the old (pre 1890) Court House and then the present building.

Text is accompanied by documents from the collections in the Archives. Also, because many people are intrigued by the heavy stone coursework and large arched entries on the Court House building, an architectural tour of the exterior fa├žade is provided. A glossary of architectural terms is included for the viewer’s convenience.

A virtual tour of the public areas of the Court House itself allows internet visitors to look around the former County Council Chambers or to peer down hallways or up the unique floating staircase. Floor plans of the three levels of the building ca. 2000 are marked where there is either a mini video or a photograph of interest.

Oxford County Archives on Social Media

The Oxford County Archives has been working hard to make our records more accessible. We regularly post updates about or programs and services on the Oxford County Facebook page. The Archives is also active on Instagram where we share historical photographs and records from our collection and post snapshots of our work behind the scenes. You can check us out on Instagram by following : @oxfordcountyarchives, or by clicking on the link under the adjacent "Quick Links" section.

Contact Us

County of Oxford Archives
82 Light Street
Woodstock, Ontario
N4S 6H1
T:519-539-9800 x3918