Introduction to Oxford, Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi is located 62 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee and is in Lafayette county. The population of the city is 11,756.
The city of Oxford was founded in 1835, and was named after the British university city of Oxford so as to attract students to the region's new state university. The city saw several developments after the Civil War when numerous freed men moved to the town to settle their own community. People started building houses, churches and schools, and Oxford soon became a developed city.
Oxford and nearby Attractions
- Casey Jones Railroad Museum
- Ames Plantation
- Tupelo National Battlefield
- John W. Kyle State Park
- Holly Springs National Forest
Things To Do In Oxford
The city of Oxford boasts of a number of tourist attractions including the Casey Jones Railroad Museum, the historic site of Tupelo National Battlefield, and the Casey Jones Railroad Museum. The John W. Kyle State Park is one place where tourists can camp, fish and swim. One can also take a trip to the Holly Springs National Forest which is known for its rich vegetation.
Air transportation can be availaed from the Jackson International Airport.
Oxford Higher Education
Facilities for higher education are available through Blue Mountain College, Northwest Mississippi Community College, Rust College, and University of Mississippi.