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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.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freedmen Town (approx. mile away); "Dead House" (approx. mile away); Society Of Professional Journalists Historic Site in Journalism (approx. 0.3 miles away); Documenting the Blues (approx. 0.3 miles away); Burns "Belfry" Church
The Oxford-University Depot image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
2. The Oxford-University Depot
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Barnard Observatory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ventress Hall (approx. 0.4 miles 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.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Former location of railroad tracks at the train depot (now a trail). image. Click for full size.
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. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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