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Tracing its roots to 1683, tiny Oxford remains secluded and untrammeled. Robert Morris, a merchant from Liverpool, lived here with his son, Robert Morris Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The younger Morris helped finance the Revolution but ended up in debtor's prison after losing at land speculation.

Oxford is very pretty, but there isn't much to do in town, and there aren't many shops (St. Michaels or Easton are better options). But reserve time for Oxford, via the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry, its Bellevue terminus near St. Michaels, if early U.S. history is paramount and if time permits you to take in some of the scenery here.

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