Nestled in the hills of North Mississippi, Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner made the city of Oxford his home and found inspiration in the people and places of Oxford and Lafayette County, which he fictionalized in his city of Jefferson and Yoknapatawpha County.

Many writers have followed in Faulkner’s footsteps, making Oxford their home over the years, adding to the literary reputation for which Oxford has become renowned, including Larry Brown, Barry Hannah, Willie Morris, and John Grisham, to name a few. 

Touted by Lucky Magazine 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.

Oxford is home to The University of Mississippi, otherwise known as Ole Miss. The relationship to the University runs deep and the presence of the school gives Oxford the energy and vibrancy that is often found in a college town. Rowan Oak is managed by the University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses and draws visitors from across the globe each year.

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