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Welcome to Oxford ...

The city of Oxford is located in Lafayette County<1> and is the County Seat for Lafayette County.

The location of Oxford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oxford has a population of 28,122 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Oxford.

Oxford is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Oxford lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Oxford lies within the (662) area code.

Websites for Oxford ...

Official Website:   www.oxfordms.net/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.oxfordms.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oxford had an population of 28,122 people. This is an increase of 48.67% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 139.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oxford had a population of 18,916 people (which is 39.95% of the total population of Lafayette County). This makes Oxford the county's most populous community.

The population of Oxford represents 0.64% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,916 people, the population of Oxford increased 60.91% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 11,756 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oxford.

Adding Oxford to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Oxford in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Oxford elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Oxford on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Oxford on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Oxford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Oxford: This one is located in Lafayette County and the other is located in Amite County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 40 communities that are also named Oxford - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts (2), Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas (2), Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oxford.

Communities near Oxford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oxford.

  • Water Valley [Yalobusha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
    • Water Valley [Yalobusha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Taylor [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
    • Taylor [Lafayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Abbeville [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeville
    • Abbeville [Lafayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Toccopola [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toccopola
    • Toccopola [Pontotoc County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> 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
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Alesville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alesville
      • Alesville [Lafayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> 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]<5> 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
    • De Lay [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Lay
      • De Lay [Lafayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> 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
    • Laws Hill [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laws Hill
      • Laws Hill [Marshall County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Oxford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laws Hill
    • Terza [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terza
      • Terza [Panola County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Oxford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terza have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terza
    • Cornersville [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornersville
      • Cornersville [Marshall County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Oxford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornersville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oxford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oxford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oxford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oxford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oxford. Our list includes 20 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Oxford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oxford ...

Looking for more information about Oxford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Oxford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oxford.

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Lafayette, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oxford.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oxford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 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 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).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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