Ingersoll is about 490 kilometres southwest of Parliament Hill.
Highways 401 and 403 pass through the riding.
Woodstock is the largest community in Oxford. The riding also includes Ingersoll, Tilsonburg, and a number of smaller villages.
Wildwood Lake is home to fish species such as the smallmouth and largemouth bass, bullhead, yellow perch, northern pike, pumpkinseed, white sucker, and carp.
The Thames River is home to more than 50 plant and animal species, including the wood poppy, American ginseng, green dragon, muskrat mink, and beaver.
About 90% speak English as their mother tongue, followed by Dutch and German.
Dutch makes up for almost 14% of the population’s ethnic origins, and the Netherlands is a top immigrant origin country.
Tillsonburg Turtlefest is a three-day summer festival premised on town founder George Tillson’s promise to reincarnate as a turtle to check on his town’s prosperity.
Woodstock Museum’s location at the Old Town Hall has been declared a National Historic Site, including the original 1879 council chambers.
Woodstock also offers many events to residents including Cowapolooza and Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Ingersoll is home to the annual Canterbury Folk Festival.
Tornadoes are common in this part of southern Ontario. A massive tornado swept through Oxford on Aug. 7, 1979, destroying buildings and killing three. A 1998 tornado left injuries and a destroyed church.
The Thames River was designated a Canadian Heritage River in 2000.
Emily Howard Stowe, the first female doctor to practice in Canada, was born in Norwich in 1831.
Oxford County is known as the “Dairy Capital of Canada” and is also home to a craft cheese industry.
Sales and service, and trades, transport and equipment operators are the top two occupational fields.
The top industrial sector is manufacturing, particularly automotive. However, Ingersoll has a thriving agricultural industry and Woodstock’s summer festivals make it a tourism hotspot.
Wildwood Conservation Area has provided environmental programs for thousands of area students each year.
An estimated 100,000 trees are planted along the Thames River annually. As part of conservation initiative, an annual cleanup of the river has occurred since 2000.
Ingersoll was home to the first cheese factory in Canada in 1840, and produced a 7,300-pound block of cheese in 1866. The Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum helps showcase this cheesy history.
Reginald Birchall, a notorious conman from England, was hanged at Woodstock in 1890 for killing an investor who travelled from England to inspect a farm that Birchall had lied about owning.