Oxford, Mississippi, is the home of the University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss. Nobel Prize–winning author William Faulkner made his home here and found inspiration in the people and places of Oxford and Lafayette County which he fictionalized in his Jefferson and Yoknapatawpha County. Oxford has been featured in publications such as Condé Nast Traveler, Budget Travel, Southern Living, and Garden and Gun. Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South,” creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists, and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small-town charm, and creative community. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences at the many restaurants in the community. From down-home cooking to upscale culinary creations, Oxford is a food lover’s delight.
Since Oxford was incorporated in 1837, the square has remained the cultural and economic hub of the city. The square is home to a variety of shops and elegant boutiques, including the South’s oldest department store. Around the bend you will find one of the nation’s most renowned independent bookstores and an art gallery featuring a variety of art forms and monthly showings.