Oxford Historical

Oxford Historical (HM1XXM)

Location: Oxford, MS 38655 Lafayette County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 21.998', W 89° 31.084'

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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.
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HM NumberHM1XXM
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Placed ByThe City of Oxford
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 268438 N 3805682
Decimal Degrees34.36663333, -89.51806667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 21.998', W 89° 31.084'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 21' 59.88" N, 89° 31' 5.04" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200-1298 E Jackson Ave, Oxford MS 38655, US
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