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

Oxford Cemetery

 
 
Oxford Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
1. Oxford Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  E. 3 blocks. Here are buried L. Q. C. Lamar, statesman; A.B. Longstreet, author, educator; Wm. Delay, veteran of 3 wars; Sarah McG. Isom, first southern university faculty woman; & I.D. Isom; first white settler in county.
 
Erected 1951 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesEducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 34° 22.127′ N, 89° 31.089′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Mississippi, in Lafayette County. Marker is at the intersection of North Lamar Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue on North Lamar Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 North Lamar Boulevard, 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. Dr. Thomas Isom's Drug Store and Medical Office (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oxford (about 800 feet away); Oxford & Lafayette County Blues
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(about 800 feet away); Lafayette County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lynching in America / Lynching in Lafayette County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Peter's (1851), Episcopal (approx. 0.2 miles away); L. Q. C. Lamar House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Regarding Oxford Cemetery. The Oxford Memorial Cemetery is also known as Saint Peters Cemetery. Sarah McG. Isom is Sarah McGehee Isom. Also buried in the cemetery is William Faulkner, author and Nobel Prize laureate who died after this marker was created.
 
Oxford Cemetery Marker near Graduate hotel. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
2. Oxford Cemetery Marker near Graduate hotel.
The view south, on Lamar Boulevard, towards the Lafayette County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
3. The view south, on Lamar Boulevard, towards the Lafayette County Courthouse.
Portion of Oxford Cemetery & William Faulkner grave (center/white) & marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
4. Portion of Oxford Cemetery & William Faulkner grave (center/white) & marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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