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

Oxford

 
 
Oxford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
1. Oxford Marker
Inscription. Chartered in 1836 on Chickasaw cession land, Oxford was named for the university town in England and became home to the University of Mississippi in 1848. During the Civil War, Generals Grant and Sherman met in Oxford (1862), and the Square and many homes were burned by Union troops (1864). Oxonians suffered the yellow fever epidemic of 1878 with other Mississippians. In 1962 riots accompanied the integration of Ole Miss as it became the first integrated university in the state since then the city has worked to build a more progressive community. The first presidential debate of 2008 was held at Ole Miss. Nobel laureate William Faulkner, U.S. Supreme Court Justice L.Q.C. Lamar, Secretary of the Interior Jacob Thompson, scholar F.A.P. Barnard, scientist /physician Arthur C. Guyton, M.D., and best-selling author John Grisham have called Oxford home.
 
Erected by the City of Oxford.
 
Location. 34° 21.998′ N, 89° 31.084′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Mississippi, in Lafayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Courthouse Square and East Jackson Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Courthouse Square. Touch for map. Located on the lawn of the Oxford City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 Courthouse Square, Oxford MS 38655, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Oxford Marker to left of the city hall, near the British phone box. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
2. Oxford Marker to left of the city hall, near the British phone box.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lafayette County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette County Confederate Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oxford & Lafayette County Blues (about 300 feet away); Oxford Cemetery (about 800 feet away); Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign (approx. mile away); Burns "Belfry" Church (approx. mile away); Freedmen Town (approx. 0.3 miles away); L. Q. C. Lamar House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Categories. EducationNative AmericansWar, US Civil
 
Marker can be seen next to phone box. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
3. Marker can be seen next to phone box.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 145 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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