Oxford is home to the first church built in Sumner County. This 1873 building now serves as a meeting place for the Oxford Community Women's Club.
Sumner County, Kansas, was in its early days of white settlement in 1874 when the Oxford Mill was built. Farmers from miles around drove their wagons loaded with wheat, oats, barley and corn to the mill to have it ground into flour.
The water-powered mill was in use until recent years, providing high quality flours and cereals.
The Old Mill Restaurant, located within the mill.
Favorite Dish: I have, unfortunately, never had the opportunity to eat at the Old Mill Restaurant, but have heard that the food is excellent. Not surprisingly, they specialize in beef.
All over the world I meet friendly people and some not so friendly people. Met a nice man in Oxford. I don't even know his name. He rode up on a bicycle and gave my wife and I a free picture postcard of the old mill. I thanked the gentleman at the time but I'd like to thank him again here in case he or one of his friends ever reads this.
We turned east from the turnpike to drive to Oxford. This sign was at the turnpike rest stop near the turn off. It tells a little about the area surrounding Oxford, Kansas. Watch for these historic markers when you travel in Kansas. They are often very informative.
Near the old mill there are many bird feeders. The house across the road had many birds in the yard also. This is a ruby throated hummingbird drinking sugar water at a feeder. The bold little birds flew within an arm's length of us.