Oxford, Maryland

Oxford, Maryland, a central part of the setting of the Souls of Indenture series, is a port village along the Chesapeake Bay, and is one of the oldest towns in Maryland. Though it was officially founded in 1683, its beginning stretches back to between 1666 and 1668, when 30 acres of land was laid out for the town. One of the first houses to be built there was for an innkeeper, thus my inclusion of a conversation with an innkeeper in A Trusting Heart. By 1694, Oxford was one of only two ports of entry to Maryland Province.