About the City of Oxford
Nestled in the Hills of North Mississippi, the city of Oxford 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 Yoknpatawpha County. Many writers have followed in Faulkner’s footsteps, making the city of Oxford their home over the years adding to the literary reputation Oxford has become renowned for including: Larry Brown, Barry Hannah, Willie Morris and John Grisham to name a few. Oxford has been featured in publications such as Conde 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 including James Beard award-winning chef and owner of five restaurants, John Currence. From down home cooking to upscale culinary creations, Oxford is a food lovers delight.