Oxford in Mississippi is a historic town that named after the well-known Oxford University in the UK. Oxford, Mississippi, was founded in the early 1800s and the highly anticipated University of Mississippi was established only a decade after. Oxford played an important role in the American Civil War, and it is filled with history. This magical little town is only a few miles away from the beautiful Holly Springs National Forest, which is a popular spot all year around. Sardis Lake is very close as well, so many visitors decide to use Oxford as a base to explore Mississippi.
Oxford is an amazing place to visit because it is full of great landmarks, a cool downtown, and it's in close proximity to natural surroundings.
Since Oxford is a University City, there's a real buzz around the university and plenty of events that visitors can attend. Football games are popular among family and friends. Locals gather on game day to have a few drinks, eat some street food, and cheer their team at the Vaught Hemingway Stadium.
You can also tour the University of Mississippi where you can find out more about its past and see impressive historical sculptures that are on site.
For a further history fix, be sure to check out the historical downtown Oxford Square, where you can see important buildings such as the County Court House. The Lyceum is also an important landmark that was built to honor human rights.
Meanwhile, if you're looking for some fresh air, visit Sardis Lake where you can swim, fish, paddle board and jet ski.
Furthermore, the Holly Springs National Forest is an absolutely beautiful place where you can explore hiking trails, with options for all levels. There are plenty of amenities available at the visitor center in the forest, such as boat rentals, fishing options, tennis courts, and playgrounds.
The best area to stay in Oxford is in University Heights, where you can be close to amenities, restaurants, cafes and parks.
The best time to visit Oxford is from early May to June when you can experience pleasant, warm weather. During the summer months, the temperature is around 80 degrees, but it can be very muggy and humid.
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