A Big City in a Small Town

Oxford is a city in, and the county seat of, Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. Founded in 1837, it was named after the British university city of Oxford in hopes of having the state university located there, which it did successfully attract.

Oxford has been named by USA Today as one of the top six college towns in the nation. It is included in The Best 100 Small Towns in America. Lafayette County consistently leads the state rankings in the lowest unemployment rate per quarter. Oxford City Schools are ranked as "Star" schools, the highest ranking available, and Lafayette County school systems are consistently ranked as "5-star" systems.

Home to a very active local music scene and culinary culture, Oxford is a great place to live.

Related Links:

City Chamber — http://oxfordms.com

Convention and Visitors Bureau —http://www.oxfordcvb.com

City Government —http://www.oxfordms.net

Hospital —http://www.baptistonline.org/north-mississippi

Oxford City Schools —http://www.oxfordcityschools.com

Local Newspaper — http://oxfordeagle.com

Park Commission — http://www.oxfordparkcommission.com