Oxford County

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Oxford County is named for the city of Oxford in the State of Massachusetts.

 

Created:  March 4, 1805

County Seat: 

Paris Hill      1805 – 1895

South Paris  1895 – present

 

County Courthouse – South Paris 

 

Location:  26 Western Avenue / Courthouse Road

Built:  1895 – 1896

Style:  Georgian

Architect:  G M Coombs of Lewiston

Contractor:  Joseph Philbrook of Lisbon

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red brick structure. The building sits at the top of a sloping hill. The east front has a large one story portico with large arch and recessed entrance. On the second story is a balcony and large arched window. Above is a pediment at the roof line with semi-circular window. The second story windows are arched. The roof is hipped with a small octagonal white colored cupola.. The courtroom is located on the second story. On the north side of the building is the modern red colored brick District Court and on the south side is the old red colored brick old jail..

 

Note:  The first court met in the Baptist meeting house in Paris Hill. The first courthouse was built by Captain Jonathan Bemis in 1813. The building was expanded in 1823 and 1846. In 1820 the Registry of Deeds was built in Fryeburg.

  

District Courthouse – South Paris 

 

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Location:  26 Western Avenue / Courthouse Road

Built:  1965 – 1966

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious grounds with the courthouse on the south side. On the east front, the center section extends from the main building with a white colored entrance. The roof is hipped.

 

Other Branch Courthouse

 

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Courthouses: 

N – Quebec, Canada 

E – Franklin County and Androscoggin County

S – Cumberland County and York County

W – Carroll County, New Hampshire and Coos County, New Hampshire

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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District Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2014 and 2018