Communities/Oxford, Mississippi
More than 23,000 students are enrolled at Oxford’s University of Mississippi, also called “Ole’ Miss.” Photo credit: Ken Wolter /

Life In Oxford, Mississippi

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A creative community in Northern Mississippi and located 75 miles southeast of Memphis, Oxford is known as “The Cultural Mecca of the South.” Explore the city’s historic town square, browsing Square Books, a well-known independent bookstore occupying four stores in three separate buildings. Tour Rowan Oak, home of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner, who penned several famous works while living there, including “As I Lay Dying” and “A Fable.” Home to the University... 

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Internet Speed Rating

5000 Mbps

Closest Airport

Tupelo Regional Airport  • 50 mi

Weather (High/Low)

89 / 32

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)


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Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner lived in Oxford until his death in 1962. In fact, several of his literary works are set in fictional Yoknapatawpha County, which he modeled after his real-life home in Lafayette County. Today, other famous authors, including John Grisham, Barry Hannah, and Larry Brown reside in Oxford.

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