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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Oxford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oxford and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Oxford:
    • 34.364128, -89.523339
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Oxford
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Oxford ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Oxford.

There is one other community in Mississippi which is also named Oxford.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 39 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 39 communities, 39 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Oxford, we know of four communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Amite County
      • This Oxford is located in Amite County and lies 228 miles [366.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amite County community of Oxford.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Calhoun County
      • This Oxford is located in Calhoun County and lies 215 miles [346 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Oxford.
    • Arkansas
      • Izard County
      • This Oxford is located in Izard County and lies 185 miles [297.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Izard County community of Oxford.
    • California
      • Solano County
      • This Oxford is located in Solano County and lies 1,796 miles [2,890.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Solano County community of Oxford.
    • Colorado
      • La Plata County
      • This Oxford is located in La Plata County and lies 1,035 miles [1,665.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the La Plata County community of Oxford.
    • Connecticut
      • New Haven County
      • This Oxford is located in New Haven County and lies 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Haven County community of Oxford.
    • Florida
      • Sumter County
      • This Oxford is located in Sumter County and lies 578 miles [930.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumter County community of Oxford.
    • Georgia
      • Newton County
      • This Oxford is located in Newton County and lies 327 miles [526.3 km]<1> to the east of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Oxford.
    • Idaho
      • Bingham County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Oxford [Bingham County].
      • Franklin County
      • This Oxford is located in Franklin County and lies 1,329 miles [2,138.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Oxford.
    • Illinois
      • Henry County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Oxford [Henry County].
    • Indiana
      • Benton County
      • This Oxford is located in Benton County and lies 443 miles [712.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Oxford.
    • Iowa
      • Johnson County
      • This Oxford is located in Johnson County and lies 522 miles [840.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Oxford.
    • Kansas
      • Johnson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Oxford [Johnson County].
      • Sumner County
      • This Oxford is located in Sumner County and lies 472 miles [759.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumner County community of Oxford.
    • Kentucky
      • Scott County
      • This Oxford is located in Scott County and lies 388 miles [624.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Oxford.
    • Louisiana
      • De Soto Parish
      • This Oxford is located in De Soto Parish and lies 291 miles [468.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the De Soto Parish community of Oxford.
      • Saint Mary Parish
      • This Oxford is located in Saint Mary Parish and lies 331 miles [532.7 km] to the south southwest of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Mary Parish community of Oxford.
    • Maine
      • Oxford County
      • This Oxford is located in Oxford County and lies 1,216 miles [1,957 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oxford County community of Oxford.
    • Maryland
      • Talbot County
      • This Oxford is located in Talbot County and lies 797 miles [1,282.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talbot County community of Oxford.
    • Massachusetts
      • Bristol County
      • This Oxford is located in Bristol County and lies 1,127 miles [1,813.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bristol County community of Oxford.
      • Worcester County
      • This Oxford is located in Worcester County and lies 1,094 miles [1,760.6 km] to the northeast of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Oxford.
    • Michigan
      • Oakland County
      • This Oxford is located in Oakland County and lies 674 miles [1,084.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oakland County community of Oxford.
    • Missouri
      • Worth County
      • This Oxford is located in Worth County and lies 500 miles [804.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worth County community of Oxford.
    • Montana
      • Wheatland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Oxford [Wheatland County].
    • Nebraska
      • Furnas County
      • This Oxford is located in Furnas County and lies 687 miles [1,105.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Furnas County community of Oxford.
    • New Jersey
      • Warren County
      • This Oxford is located in Warren County and lies 909 miles [1,462.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Oxford.
    • New York
      • Chenango County
      • This Oxford is located in Chenango County and lies 935 miles [1,504.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chenango County community of Oxford.
      • Orange County
      • This Oxford is located in Orange County and lies 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the northeast of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Oxford.
    • North Carolina
      • Granville County
      • This Oxford is located in Granville County and lies 630 miles [1,013.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Granville County community of Oxford.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Oxford lies 1,556 miles [2,504.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • Ohio
      • Butler County
      • This Oxford is located in Butler County and lies 441 miles [709.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Oxford.
      • Coshocton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Oxford [Coshocton County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Chester County
      • This Oxford is located in Chester County and lies 833 miles [1,340.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Oxford.
    • South Carolina
      • Oconee County
      • This Oxford is located in Oconee County and lies 375 miles [603.5 km]<1> to the east of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oconee County community of Oxford.
    • Texas
      • Fort Bend County
      • This Oxford is located in Fort Bend County and lies 486 miles [782.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fort Bend County community of Oxford.
      • Llano County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Oxford [Llano County].
    • Virginia
      • Richmond City
      • This Oxford is located in Richmond City and lies 703 miles [1,131.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond City community of Oxford.
    • West Virginia
      • Doddridge County
      • This Oxford is located in Doddridge County and lies 583 miles [938.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Doddridge County community of Oxford.
    • Wisconsin
      • Marquette County
      • This Oxford is located in Marquette County and lies 650 miles [1,046.1 km]<1> to the north of the Oxford that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marquette County community of Oxford.
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • Barbados
      • Distance: 2,368 miles [3,810.9 km]<1> to the east southeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • Brazil
      • Distance: 4,938 miles [7,946.9 km]<1> to the southeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • England
      • Distance: 4,328 miles [6,965.2 km]<1> to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • New Zealand
      • Distance: 8,166 miles [13,141.9 km]<1> to the southwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oxford ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • 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
  • Denmark [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark
    • Denmark [Lafayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Oxford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denmark have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark
  • Keel [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keel
    • Keel [Lafayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Oxford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keel
  • Molly Barr Cove [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Molly Barr Cove
    • Molly Barr Cove [Lafayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Oxford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Molly Barr Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Molly Barr Cove
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rolling Woods [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Woods
      • Rolling Woods [Lafayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Oxford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Woods
    • Rollings Woods [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollings Woods
      • Rollings Woods [Lafayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Oxford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollings Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollings Woods
    • Splinter [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Splinter
      • Splinter [Lafayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Oxford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Splinter have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Splinter
    • Union Hall [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hall
      • Union Hall [Lafayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Oxford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hall
    • University [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University
      • University [Lafayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Oxford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for University<5>
    • Woodlawn [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Lafayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Oxford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Oxford. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Luther Perkins     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Como (Mississippi) on Sunday January 8, 1928 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday August 5, 1968 at the age of 40.
      • Como is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Oxford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Luther Perkins<6>

How Far From Oxford to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Oxford to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Oxford and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 147 miles [236.6 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Oxford to Jackson, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,621 miles [10,655.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,341 miles [11,814.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,216 miles [8,394.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oxford) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oxford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OxfordOur 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>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Oxford could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Oxford to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.402 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.40 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.248 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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