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Our community

Lafayette County is located in exciting and historic Oxford, Mississippi. From University of Mississippi sporting events to our historic downtown square, Oxford offers multiple tourist attractions. Along with important community resources, we’ve provided some of our favorite attractions below:

local attractions

Blues Archive

If you're a music lover, you won't want to miss the Blues Archive. Located on the University of Mississippi campus, you'll find a mass collection of blues and blues-related materials.

Historic Downtown Square

Interested in history? Be sure to visit downtown Oxford. In pre-Civil War years and early war years, the downtown area thrived because Oxford stood as a commercial hub. After some time, the war started to wear on downtown and eventually was burned down. The downtown area has been rebuilt and is a great area for nice dining and shopping.

L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum

Take a trip to visit the historic home of the late statesman Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar. If you love all things Southern, then you will enjoy learning about Lamar’s great impact on the South.

Ole Miss Sporting Events

If you’ve never experienced a South Eastern Conference college sporting event, then you are in for a treat. Plan a trip to see Ole Miss battle against some of the best college teams in the nation. Attending a sporting event will give you a nice taste of southern culture, and you will witness a very exciting, competitive college sporting environment.

Community resources

Baptist Memorial Hospital North Ms

2301 South Lamar
Oxford, MS 38655
(662) 232-8100

Chamber of Commerce

299 West Jackson Ave.
PO Box 147, Oxford, MS 38655
(662) 234-4651

J.D. Williams Library

1 Library Loop
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677

Homeless Liason - Patrick Robinson

Homeless Liaison

Patrick Robinson 
Phone: 662-234-3614
Fax: 662-234-3856

Additional Information

Meningococcal Disease

Meningococcal disease can refer to any illness caused by the type of bacteria called neisseria meningitides—also known as meningococcus [muh-ning-goh-KOK-us]. These illnesses are often severe and can be deadly. They include infections of the lining of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and bloodstream infections (bacteremia or septicemia).

These bacteria spread through the exchange of respiratory and throat secretions like spit (e.g., by living in close quarters, kissing, etc.). Doctors treat meningococcal disease with antibiotics but quick medical attention is extremely important. Keeping up to date with recommended vaccines is the best defense against meningococcal disease. For more information on meningococcal disease, please view the Center for Disease Control website