Historical Marker Search

You searched for City|State: oxford, ms

Showing results 1 to 10 of 25
Front To Our Confederate Dead 1861-1865, Left side They fell devoted, but undying; The very gale their names seem'd sighing: The waters murmur'd of their name; The woods were peopled with their fame; The silent pillar, lone and gr…
Lyceum — The Circle Historic District has been designated a National Historic Landmark This district possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America On this site, between September 30 …
Built c. 1848. From 1930 to 1962 home of novelist William Faulkner, who named it for the rowan tree, symbol of security and peace. Now maintained as a literary landmark by the University of Mississippi.
The mansion ca. 1853 located on this site was burned by Union troops in 1864. Two original outbuildings are included in the present house, built in 1869. Jacob Thompson (1810-1885), a native of North Carolina, moved to Pontotoc, Mississippi, in 18…
Front In Memory of The Patriotism of the Confederate Soldiers Of Lafayette County, Mississippi. ______ They Gave Their Lives In A Just and Holy Cause. Erected 1907 Left side (West) A Tribute to Our Confederate Dead By their Su…
Buried here between 1837 and 1865 are early settlers of Lafayette Co. Among these is the grave of John J. Craig, purchaser of the Indian lands that are now Lafayette Co. and donor of the site of Oxford.
James H. Meredith, a Mississippi native of Kosciusko, stepped into the pages of history on October 1, 1962 when he opened the doors to higher education at the University of Mississippi and in the South. As a major figure in the American …
Agence France-Presse journalist Paul Guihard was one of more than 300 journalists who watched the chaos surrounding the admission of James Meredith to the University of Mississippi. He was murdered on campus near the student union around 9 P.M., S…
The creator of Yoknapatawpha County, whose stories about his people won him the Nobel Prize, is buried twenty steps east of this marker.
Home of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar from 1868 to 1888. Lamar was an educator at the University of Mississippi; a colonel, 19th Miss. Inf,l CSA; a U.S. congressman; senator; Secretary of the Interior; and an associate justice of the U.S. Supre…