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Our Genealogy Helper for Oxford ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Oxford (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Oxford. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Oxford is located in Lafayette County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Mississippi's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lafayette County: Calhoun, Marshall, Panola, Pontotoc, Tate, Union & Yalobusha.

Below are the counties that are near Oxford. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Oxford:

  • Lafayette County     (The home county of Oxford)
    • Alesville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alesville
      • Alesville [Lafayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Oxford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alesville
    • Altus [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altus
      • Altus [Lafayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Oxford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altus
    • Taylor [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Lafayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<3>
    • Abbeville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeville
      • Abbeville [Lafayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbeville<3>
    • De Lay [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Lay
      • De Lay [Lafayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Oxford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Lay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Lay
  • Benton County
    • Hickory Flat [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
      • Hickory Flat [Benton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Flat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Flat<3>
    • Snow Lake Shores [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Lake Shores
      • Snow Lake Shores [Benton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 289 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Lake Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Lake Shores
    • Ashland [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Benton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<3>
  • Calhoun County
    • Bruce [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce
      • Bruce [Calhoun County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,818 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bruce<3>
    • Pittsboro [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsboro
      • Pittsboro [Calhoun County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsboro
    • Big Creek [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Creek
      • Big Creek [Calhoun County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
    • Calhoun City [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun City
      • Calhoun City [Calhoun County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calhoun City<3>
    • Derma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derma
      • Derma [Calhoun County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 974 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derma
    • Vardaman [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vardaman
      • Vardaman [Calhoun County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vardaman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vardaman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vardaman<3>
  • Chickasaw County
    • New Houlka [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Houlka
      • New Houlka [Chickasaw County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 607 people
      • Former name for New Houlka:
      • Houlka
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Houlka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Houlka<3>
  • Marshall County
    • Laws Hill [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laws Hill
      • Laws Hill [Marshall County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Oxford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laws Hill
    • Cornersville [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornersville
      • Cornersville [Marshall County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Oxford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornersville
    • Chulahoma [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chulahoma
      • Chulahoma [Marshall County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Oxford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chulahoma
    • Potts Camp [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potts Camp
      • Potts Camp [Marshall County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potts Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potts Camp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potts Camp<3>
    • Holly Springs [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Marshall County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,798 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Springs<3>
    • Byhalia [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byhalia
      • Byhalia [Marshall County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byhalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byhalia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byhalia<3>
    • Mount Pleasant [Marshall County]
  • Panola County
    • Sardis [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis
      • Sardis [Panola County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,581 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sardis<3>
    • Batesville [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesville
      • Batesville [Panola County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batesville<3>
    • Courtland [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Panola County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
    • Como [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Como
      • Como [Panola County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,188 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Como
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Como<3>
    • Pope [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pope
      • Pope [Panola County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pope
    • Crowder [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowder
      • Crowder [Panola County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crowder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crowder
    • Crenshaw [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crenshaw
      • Crenshaw [Panola County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 845 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crenshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crenshaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crenshaw<3>
  • Pontotoc County
    • Toccopola [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toccopola
      • Toccopola [Pontotoc County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toccopola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toccopola
    • Thaxton [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thaxton
      • Thaxton [Pontotoc County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 686 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thaxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thaxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thaxton<3>
    • Turnpike [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnpike
      • Turnpike [Pontotoc County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Oxford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnpike
    • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possum Trot
      • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Oxford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possum Trot
    • Pannell [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pannell
      • Pannell [Pontotoc County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Oxford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pannell
    • Ecru [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ecru
      • Ecru [Pontotoc County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ecru
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ecru<3>
    • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontotoc
      • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,169 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontotoc
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontotoc<3>
    • Algoma [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
      • Algoma [Pontotoc County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 689 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algoma<3>
    • Sherman [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Pontotoc County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 704 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherman<3>
  • Quitman County
    • Sledge [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sledge
      • Sledge [Quitman County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 476 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sledge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sledge
  • Tallahatchie County
    • Charleston [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Tallahatchie County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<3>
  • Tate County
    • Aiken [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aiken
      • Aiken [Tate County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Oxford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aiken
    • New Town [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Tate County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Oxford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
    • Antioch [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch [Tate County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Oxford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch
    • Senatobia [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Senatobia
      • Senatobia [Tate County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Senatobia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Senatobia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Senatobia<3>
    • Coldwater [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coldwater
      • Coldwater [Tate County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coldwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coldwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coldwater<3>
  • Tippah County
    • Blue Mountain [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
      • Blue Mountain [Tippah County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 948 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
  • Union County
    • Myrtle [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
      • Myrtle [Union County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myrtle<3>
    • Ingomar [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingomar
      • Ingomar [Union County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Oxford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingomar
    • New Albany [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albany
      • New Albany [Union County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,753 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albany<3>
    • Blue Springs [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
      • Blue Springs [Union County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Springs<3>
  • Yalobusha County
    • Water Valley [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
      • Water Valley [Yalobusha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley<3>
    • Coffeeville [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffeeville
      • Coffeeville [Yalobusha County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 826 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffeeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coffeeville<3>
    • Oakland [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Yalobusha County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Oxford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 501 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakland<3>
    • Tillatoba [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillatoba
      • Tillatoba [Yalobusha County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Oxford
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 91 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillatoba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillatoba

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Oxford, see our County-by-County Page for Oxford.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Oxford ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oxford.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Oxford. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Oxford and those printed in the larger area surrounding Oxford.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 28 miles [45.1 km] of Oxford.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Oxford:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Oxford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oxford.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Oxford covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Confederate Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Confederate Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Confederate Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Confederate Cemetery
  • South Oxford Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the South Oxford Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the South Oxford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Oxford Cemetery
  • North Oxford Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North Oxford Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the North Oxford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Oxford Cemetery
  • Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
  • Church Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Church Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Church Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bowles Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bowles Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • College Hill Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the College Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Yellow Leaf Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Yellow Leaf Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Martin Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Martin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Smith Chapel CME Church Cemetery
    • Oak Grove Memorial Gardens
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oak Grove Memorial Gardens lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Oxford.
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    • Cedar Grove Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedar Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Oxford.
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    • Pine Grove Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pine Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oxford.
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    • Toby Tubby Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Toby Tubby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Toby Tubby Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Oxford.
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    • Kingdom Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kingdom Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kingdom Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Oxford.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Oxford had a population of 1,546 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Oxford had a population of 28,122 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Oxford, with the one closest to Oxford listed first.

  • Oxford [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
    • Oxford [Lafayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Oxford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,546 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 28,122 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oxford had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<3>
  • University [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University
    • University [Lafayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Oxford
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, University had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • College Hill [Lafayette County]
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    • College Hill [Lafayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Oxford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 64 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, College Hill had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Alesville [Lafayette County]
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    • Alesville [Lafayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Oxford
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alesville had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Taylor [Lafayette County]
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    • Taylor [Lafayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Oxford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 444 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Taylor had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Abbeville [Lafayette County]
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    • Abbeville [Lafayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Oxford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 423 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Abbeville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Springdale [Lafayette County]
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      • Springdale [Lafayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Oxford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Springdale had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • De Lay [Lafayette County]
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      • De Lay [Lafayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Oxford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, De Lay had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Lay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Denmark [Lafayette County]
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      • Denmark [Lafayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Oxford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 19 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Denmark had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denmark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wallace [Panola County]
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      • Wallace [Panola County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Oxford
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wallace had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tula [Lafayette County]
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      • Tula [Lafayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Oxford
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tula had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tula have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Paris [Lafayette County]
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      • Paris [Lafayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Oxford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Paris had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Harmontown [Lafayette County]
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      • Harmontown [Lafayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oxford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Harmontown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Laws Hill [Marshall County]
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      • Laws Hill [Marshall County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Oxford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Laws Hill had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Water Valley [Yalobusha County]
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      • Water Valley [Yalobusha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Oxford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,832 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,255 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Water Valley had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Oxford. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oxford.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Oxford ...

While our initial data about Oxford came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Oxford in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Oxford.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Oxford:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Oxford in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Oxford for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Oxford. See our Misc Page for Oxford for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Lafayette County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Oxford: www.oxfordms.net/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oxford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oxford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oxford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oxford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3641, Longitude: -89.5233       In this case, the coordinates for Oxford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Oxford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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