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1808 Jackson Ave., W., Oxford, MS, US, 38655

  • Phone: (662) 234-6000
  • Fax: (662) 281-0101
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»University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi, fondly referred to as Ole Miss, was founded in 1848 in Oxford, still the main campus today. During the Civil War, the entire student body enrolled in the Confederate Army, putting a temporary halt to operations. In 1882, the university became coeducational. In the early 1960s, a young African-American Air Force veteran named James Meredith put Ole Miss in the spotlight when he filed a lawsuit against the school to be able to attend the segregated institution. In 1962 he won and attempted to integrate the University of Mississippi, only to be blocked by the governor and later on sparking riots by segregationists at the school, the site of which is now a National Historic Landmark. Today, the school is probably best known for its excellent athletics, the Ole Miss Rebels teams and their legacy.

All American Drive & University Avenue
Oxford, MS 38677

»Memory House

Built in 1837, this house was the home of John Faulkner. It was here that John wrote Men Working, Dollar Cotton and My Brother Bill, a tribute to William Faulkner.

406 University Avenue
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

»College Hill Presbyterian Church

Built using slave labor, this church is the oldest in the county. In 1862, the Union army of General Sherman invaded the community and used the church for living quarters. In 1929 William Faulkner was married in the sanctuary.

College Hill Road
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

»Rowan Oak

Situated on over 29 acres just south of the Square in Oxford, Mississippi, Rowan Oak was home to William Faulkner and his family for more than 40 years. Rowan Oak is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sundays.

Old Taylor Road
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

»Avent Park

Avent Park is home to a communtiy-built playground. The park also offers lighted tennis courts, a walking trail, baseball field, frisbee golf course, and a pavilion furnished with picnic tables.

Bramlett Boulevard
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

»Lafayette County Courthouse

This building is regarded as the centerpiece of the county. The courthouse, which is a National Historic Landmark, was immortalized by William Faulkner in his piece Requiem for a Nun.

Courthouse Square
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

»J.D. Williams Library

This special collection library features William Faulker books and manuscripts, his Nobel Prize and his medals and awards. There are also Civil War and Mississippi History exhibits at this state of the art facility.

University Avenue
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

»University Post Office

Built in 1908, this Faser Hall houses the University Post Office. This was the location where William Faulkner worked as a postmaster. He spent most of his time drawing and writing, and was asked to resign in 1924. Upon his resignation, Faulkner famously stated, "I refuse to place myself at the beck and call of every SOB with the price of a two-cent stamp."

Pierce Avenue
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

»Faulkner's Childhood Home

From 1902 until 1906, this small, antebellum cottage was the home of the Faulkner family. The three boys used to play on the front lawn and on the large porch. The home is often host to special events, but, as a private residence, is not open for tours.

Lincoln Avenue
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

»Duvall House, The

This house was the first home of William Faulkner and his bride Estelle Oldham Franklin. They rented a portion of the house from Miss Elma Meek in 1929. It was here that Faulkner penned As I Lay Dying, A Rose for Miss Emily and several other pieces.

803 University Avenue
Oxford, Mississippi 39655

»Wright Purser Howry Home

One of the oldest homes in the county, this house was begun in 1837, but not finished until after the Civil War. Most of the trees surrounding the home were chopped down by soldiers to use for campfires when Grant camped on the grounds.

824 University Avenue
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

»Thompson-Chandler House

Built by John Martin, one of the three founders of Oxford, the Thompson-Chandler House is said to be the model for the Compson home in William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury.

923 South 13th Street
Oxford, Mississippi 38655
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