Welcome to Downtown Oxford, MS

Cultural Mecca of the South

"Cultural Mecca of the South"

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A little about Oxford

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 and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. We invite you to experience all Oxford has to offer!

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The history of Oxford

Oxford and Lafayette County were formed from lands ceded by the Chickasaw in the treaty of Pontotoc Creek in 1832. The county was organized in 1836, and in 1837 three pioneers—John Martin, John Chisom, and John Craig—purchased land from Hoka, a female Chickasaw landowner, as a site for the town. They named it Oxford, intending to promote it as a center of learning in the Old Southwest. In 1841, the Mississippi legislature selected Oxford as the site of the state university, which opened in 1848.

Contact Information

299 Jackson Ave W
Oxford, Mississippi

Where is Oxford

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Businesses in Oxford, Mississippi

Here is a collection of downtown Oxford, Mississippi businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


512 Bed and Breakfast


Southern charm meets modern comfort


Oak Hill Stables Bed and Breakfast


Gracious Southern Hospitality


Ajax Diner


Soul Food sold here


Big Bad Breakfast


Lard Have Mercy


Bottletree Bakery


European Style Breads & Pastries


City Grocery


Inventive and interesting Southern food


The Blind Pig Pub


Pub grub at its finest




Amelia presents design. craft. curate.


Belles and Beaus


Childrens clothing from infant to tweens


Cicada for Her


A fashion forward women's boutique


Creme De La Creme


Mixing the old with the new


Hinton and Hinton


Outfitting men in style since 1991


Katherine Beck


Southern tradition meets modern prep