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

Lafayette County Courthouse

 
 
Lafayette County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
1. Lafayette County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. The original courthouse was burned in August 1864 by Union Troops led by Gen. A. J. Smith. Judge R. A. Hill secured Federal funds to construct the present courthouse which was completed and occupied in January 1872.
 
Erected 1994 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° 21.996′ N, 89° 31.124′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Mississippi, in Lafayette County. Marker is at the intersection of East Jackson Avenue and Courthouse Square, on the left when traveling west on East Jackson Avenue. Touch for map. Located on the north lawn of the Lafayette County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 142 MS-7, Oxford MS 38655, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oxford & Lafayette County Blues (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Oxford (within shouting distance of this marker); Oxford Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign
Lafayette County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
2. Lafayette County Courthouse
Marker is on right side of sidewalk.
(approx. mile away); Burns "Belfry" Church (approx. mile away); Freedmen Town (approx. mile away); L. Q. C. Lamar House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
General Andrew Jackson (AJ) Smith image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
3. General Andrew Jackson (AJ) Smith
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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