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Oxford in Lafayette County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Oxford-University Depot

 
 
The Oxford-University Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
1. The Oxford-University Depot Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1872 by the Mississippi Central R.R. (later part of the Illinois Central line), this depot replaced an earlier structure burned during the Civil War. For many years, the depot was a hub of activity for the town and the University of Mississippi. Passenger service ended in 1941. The depot was restored in 2003.
 
Erected 2006 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
 
Location. 34° 22.052′ N, 89° 31.676′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Mississippi, in Lafayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Depot Street and Van Buren Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Depot Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Depot Street, Oxford MS 38655, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 2008 Presidential Debate (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hilgard Cut (approx. ¼ mile away); Porter L. Fortune, Jr. Cultural Center
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Lamar Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); University High School (approx. ¼ mile away); Theora Hamblett House (approx. ¼ mile away); Freedmen Town (approx. ¼ mile away); "Dead House" (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Regarding The Oxford-University Depot. The former railroad tracks are now the Oxford Depot Trail.
 
Also see . . .  Ole Miss Oxford Depot - Conference Center. (Submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
The Oxford-University Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
2. The Oxford-University Depot
Former location of railroad tracks at the train depot (now a trail). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
3. Former location of railroad tracks at the train depot (now a trail).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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