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Oxford is a small unincorporated community in Sumter County. The community is located in central Florida, near Wildwood and Leesburg. Families hunting down homes for rent within Oxford should note the number of shops and services within the vicinity, such as Urban Hair Studio, Pioneer Blinds and Shutters, Battery Boys, American Golf Cart Association and a few places of worship, like Amazing Grace Lutheran Church and First Baptist Church-Oxford.

Facts About Oxford and Sumter County

  • The county was first formed in 1853. The county derived its name from Gen. Thomas Sumter, who was viewed as a hero of the Revolutionary War. Prior to becoming its own, independent county, Sumter was part of Marion County. 
  • One of the first communities in Sumter County was Adamsville. The county is home to many other cities along with Oxford, such as Bushnell and Wildwood.
  • The Seminole Native American tribe were early inhabitants of the area.
  • Citrus farming played a prominent role in the early economy of Sumter County.Cattle ranching also served as an economic activity pursued by early inhabitants, displaying the varied nature of the early economic pursuits of inhabitants in the area.

Resources for Renters

  • The Sumter County Chamber of Commerce has a website that contains many specific, hand-tailored pages for residents who are looking to become more involved in the business community. "Business Directory" and "Sumter for Business" are merely two pages among several that articulate the chamber's focus on the economic and business development in the county. Oxford residents can find further information about the chamber by visiting the pages on "Membership" and "Lead Groups."
  • Sumter County School District's website, which has the motto "Preparing the Next Generation Today," has a number of pages for parents in Oxford, such as community and calendars.