The deep hues of personality and history color the city’s downtown, a community of blues music, literary inspirers and thought leaders. Glowing lanterns sit on porch fronts, as southern living unties the ease and rhythm of warm climate and a welcoming community, with the town of Oxford a shining example. South of University Avenue in the downtown square are the world-class academics of Ole Miss, just close enough to the city but far enough for a true campus experience.

The Historic Houses complex and the Ford Center for Performing Arts are also nearby, lending their artistic influence on the school’s campus and student life. The state’s flagship university, Ole Miss, loves both football and its community and has been named ``The Most Beautiful Campus`` by The Princeton Review.

OXFORD COMMUNITY MARKET

The Community Market is a weekly Mississippi Certified Farmers Market that aims to provide regionally grown produce to the Oxford community. It connects growers and producers with customers, increasing access to fresh food to all parts of the community.

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Oxford’s Top 3 Places & Spaces

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Cabin 82: A few vintage touches remind coffee lovers of a weekend oasis in the southern countryside. Cabin 82 is a favorite spot for students and locals, serving up fried chicken, and buttermilk biscuits with gravy amidst rustic, wooden walls.

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The Double Decker Blues Festival: A two-day celebration of food, music, and the arts, the 24th annual Double Decker Festival showcases Oxford as an artist’s city. Nearly two hundred art and food vendors attract over 60,000 people. Located in the historic Courthouse Square, attendees also enjoy performances by local and touring musicians.

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Square Books: A foundation of the Oxford community since 1979, this little bookshop has a coffee bar and three stories of your favorite titles. Want more? It also hosts over 150 author events per year.

Living in Oxford

Oxford is an artist’s paradise, a writer’s inspiration, and a charming southern hub. Home to William Faulkner, it dances with modern yet traditional favors, eclectic and charming. It is the blend of patterns and fabrics in your favorite sweater, a rich testament to its deep history. A welcoming community of performers, artists, filmmakers, friends, family and neighbors.

1837

The town of Oxford was founded

10

Square miles

23,639

Oxford’s population

217

sunny days a year, with an average July high of 32˚C and a January low of -1.7˚C

Living in Oxford

Oxford is an artist’s paradise, a writer’s inspiration, and a charming southern hub. Home to William Faulkner, it dances with modern yet traditional favors, eclectic and charming. It is the blend of patterns and fabrics in your favorite sweater, a rich testament to its deep history. A welcoming community of performers, artists, filmmakers, friends, family and neighbors.

1837

The town of Oxford was founded

10

Square miles

23,639

Oxford’s population

217

sunny days a year, with an average July high of 32˚C and a January low of -1.7˚C

A walkable city with charming Victorian buildings lining its streets, Oxford is located in Lafayette county, and lies in the hills of Northern Mississippi. It sits on the Mississippi Blues Trail, which examines the roots of beloved blues music at various locations throughout the state. Looking for a weekend getaway? Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee surround the state, making it easy to discover the charm of southern life.

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Founded in 1837, Oxford has a rich history that reflects much of America’s journey. Oxford was an important city during the Civil Rights Movement, and Ole Miss was the first southern university to have a female professor.

GETTING AROUND

Moving about Oxford is a breeze, and getting beyond Mississippi is even easier. Whether it’s by train, plane or bus, exploring is stress free.