We pay tribute to the citizens of Oxford whose accomplishments reached beyond the confines of our community. Because Oxford was founded by the Methodist church to provide a town in which to place Emory College, town, church, and college are inseparably linked. Most of the early leaders of the community were also leaders in the church and at the college. The college has grown over the years into a world renowned university whose graduates have made major contributions to the community, the state, the nation, and even the world. Many of these remarkable individuals were also citizens of Oxford who were born here, raised here, or lived here as valued members of the community.