City of Oxford

About Oxford Main Street

Settled in the 1830s and incorporated in 1852, Oxford is located in the southernmost region of Calhoun County and parts of northern Talladega County with a population over 21,000 residents. In 2014, Oxford was one of three cities in Alabama selected to become a Designated Main Street community.  Since then we have been working diligently to make downtown the hive of activity it once was.   The mission of Historic Main Street Oxford is to bring prosperity and vitality back to our historic downtown, to celebrate our past while keeping an eye to the future.

Historic Downtown Oxford offers a unique experience for everyone:
• First class performing arts center that accommodates 1,130 guests
• Locally owned and operated coffee shop, ice cream shop, and peanut food stand
• Variety of interior design and specialty shops
• A Southern home-cooking restaurant also locally owned and operated
• Three art galleries, two of which are located at the Oxford Performing Arts Center- Martin-Lett Gallery of Art & Wren’s Nest at OPAC (Home gallery of Larry K. Martin)
• Three historic churches- Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian
• Walking distance to four historic homes located on the Alabama Register of Historical Landmarks and National Register of Historic Places 

Local Attractions

Shopping & Retail

​Above & Beyond
Ace Hardware- Oxford Lumber
Cotton Antiques
Dorsey's Supermarket
Go Pink Studio
Main Street Mercantile
Sarah Cavender Metalworks
Stinson Howard Jewelry
The Main Olive
The Tackle Box

Food & Drink

​First Class Ice Cream
Hubbard's Off Main
Pastime Peanuts
Southern Girl Coffee Co.

Arts & Entertainment

​Oxford Performing Arts Center
Oxford Senior Citizens Center
The Territorium
The Wren's Nest at OPAC

Houses of Worship

​Dodson Memorial Presbyterian Church
First Baptist Church of Oxford 
First United Methodist Church of Oxford
Glory House of God
Living Stones Baptist Church

Professional Services

Alabama Casa
Ballard Dental
Bama Warehouses
Caring Medical Equipment & Storage
City of Oxford Board of Education
Cleghorn HVAC
Dempsey's Barber & Styles
Dynamic Staffing
Enzor & Maniscalco Attorney's at Law
Extreme Color Concepts
Farmer's Insurance
Grizzard Land Surveying
Hairloom Salon
Hartwell Masonic Lodge
House Consulting
Licensed Massage Therapy Associates
Littleton Electric 
Medmark Treatment Centers
Nationwide Insurance
New Adventures Learning
Oxford Beauty Shop
​Oxford Cleaners
Oxford Dental
Oxford Eye Clinic
Oxford Primary Care & Weight Loss Center
Oxford Water Department
Parnell Insurance Agency
Posche Salon
PT Orthodontics
R & R Travel
Ra-Lin Construction
Rice, Rice, & Smith
Sew Universal
Spa Bleu
State Farm Insurance 
The Vine Chiropractic
Tracy Bonner Salon
Wells Fargo Bank




Main Street Market

2021 Main Street Market

8 AM-Noon at Simmons Park in Historic Downtown Oxford

400 Main Street, Oxford, AL 36203

​The market will be each Thursday morning May-August.


Upcoming Events


Shop Small Saturdays

Saturday, November 7, 2020
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Saturday, November 28, 2020

Black Friday
Friday, November 27, 2020

Downtown Christmas Open House
Saturday, December 4, 2020

Christmas Parade
Thursday, December 10, 2020- 6 PM

For more information and details of events, please follow Historic Main Street Oxford on Facebook.

Our Members

Board of Directors

Jane Hamric Batey, retired Oxford City Schools
Leah Sparks Cleghorn, owner of Southern Girl 
Coffee Co. 
Sharieka Cook, Keller Williams Realty Group
Jeremy Cruse, owner of The Terrortorium
Charlotte Hubbard, city council member & owner 
of Hubbard's Off Main
Robin Leonard, retired Dorsey's Super Market
Adam Maniscalco, Enzor & Maniscalco Attorneys 
at Law
Corey McWhorter, Region's Bank
Cal Munroe, Munroe Architect
Debbie Nothdurft, retired Oxford City Schools
L.G. "Chip" Owens, Oxford Police Department
Gwen Parrish, owner of The Vine Chiropractic
Karen Phillips, Jacksonville State University
Ben Stewart, Oxford Fire Department
Tonikos Vandiber, owner of Pastime Peanuts
Timmy Woodard, WVOK Woodard Broadcasting


Hunter Gentry, Director


Main Street Board Meetings are held bi-monthly on the first Monday at 4 PM at the Oxford Performing Arts Center. 
For information regarding the set up, operations, and policies of the Historic Main Street Oxford Board, please "click" on the links



Get Involved

Join our team at the Historic  Main Street Oxford! If you enjoy downtown revitalization and development, historic preservation and the arts and want to help other people enjoy them as well, consider becoming a member of our Volunteer Team or committee member!

Volunteers are a crucial part of the success of the Main Street Program. Our volunteers are a diverse and fun group to work with and enjoy sharing their time and talents with us.

Why invest in Historic Main Street Oxford?

Support local business & entrepreneurs 

Creation of jobs for our residents
Preservation efforts to one-of-a-kind buildings
Creation of local conveniences and additional choices for shopping & entertainment

Click the link below to view and complete our Volunteer Application. Please email completed application to or mail to P.O. Box 3383, Oxford, AL 36203.