72 Quaker Farms
Many of the homes in the Quaker Farms area are from the
original families of Oxford. Quaker Farms was originally called Quaker's
Farm. Legend has it that before the first settlers came in 1680, there
along the road lived a Quaker. He lived in a house by a babbling brook, in
an open field, below the mountain. He never married. And so, the area was
called Quaker's Farm. Of course, there is no proof to this story.
As you drive along the road here, you will see many
historic homes dating back before the American Revolution. For a
definitive look at all the historic homes in Oxford, read Early
Houses of Oxford, published in 1976 by the Historic House
Committee of the Bicentennial Commission in Oxford. Most of the
information here came from that publication.
The sample houses here are the Hawkins House at 410 Quaker
Farms Road and the Perry-Pangman House located at 411 Quaker Farms Road.
This house is sometimes referred to as the "Flagg House" because
of a later owner.
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Perry-Pangman House c. 1720
Silas Hawkins House c. 1795
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