Settlement of Oxford
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 42° 15.520 W 112° 01.281
12T E 415757 N 4679001
Quick Description: This historical marker, erected by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, is located at the northwest corner of the Oxford town park.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 12/12/2013 9:41:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMJPD5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
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Long Description:
Daughters of Utah Pioneers
No. 55
Erected Dec. 1939
Settlement of Oxford

July, 1864, a company of explorers were sent to Idaho by President Brigham Young to locate suitable places for settlements. The same year Noah Brimhall and John Boice built the first homes in Oxford. William G. Nelson, George D. Lake, and George D Black were presiding Elders until 1876, when William F. Fisher became the first Bishop, Mr. Fisher, noted express rider, erected this building 1876 for his law and mercantile business. Oxford, one of the first settlements, was for years the main trading center north of Cache Valley.

Bannock County Company

Marker Name: Settlement of Oxford

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
See Long Description

County: Franklin

City: Oxford

Date Dedicated: December 1939

Group Responsible for Placement: Daughters of Utah Pioneers

Marker Number: 55

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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