Place:Oxford, Newton, Georgia, United States


Coordinates33.624°N 83.87°W
Located inNewton, Georgia, United States
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Oxford is a city in Newton County, Georgia, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 1,892. It is the location of Oxford College of Emory University.

The town was named after Oxford University, the alma mater of the founders of Oxford College. The entire town is also designated as a shrine of the United Methodist Church. Additionally, Confederate soldiers are buried in a small cemetery on the grounds of Oxford College.

The Dukes of Hazzard filmed its TV series opening credits (car?) jump on the grounds of the college.

Much of the city is part of the National Parks-designated Oxford Historic District.

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