Oxford is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. Oxford is the closest town to Lincoln University. The population was 4,315 at the 2000 census. It is also located 200 miles from Wilmington, Delaware.
The area was first settled by wandering gamblers. Oxford was first called The Hood, after the local Hood's Tavern. The borough was later called Oxford Crossing and Oxford Village.
Oxford was located near the half-way point on the main road from Philadelphia to Baltimore. The owner of the stage between the two cities purchased Hood's Tavern and re-named it Oxford Hotel. It became the stopping point on the two-day trip between the two cities.