Oxford and Ole Miss, Mississippi (Images of America Series) by Jack Lamar Mayfield, Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Oxford and Ole Miss, Mississippi (Images of America Series)

Oxford and Ole Miss, Mississippi (Images of America Series)

by Jack Lamar Mayfield, Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation
     
 

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Oxford and Lafayette County were formed from the Pontotoc Treaty and the Chickasaw Cession of 1832 and the revised agreement in 1834. This treaty with the Chickasaws ceded land that formed 12 counties in North Mississippi. On June 22, 1836, three land speculators, John Martin, John Chisom, and John Craig, donated 50 acres to the Board of Police for the formation

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Oxford and Lafayette County were formed from the Pontotoc Treaty and the Chickasaw Cession of 1832 and the revised agreement in 1834. This treaty with the Chickasaws ceded land that formed 12 counties in North Mississippi. On June 22, 1836, three land speculators, John Martin, John Chisom, and John Craig, donated 50 acres to the Board of Police for the formation of the city of Oxford. The name Oxford was proposed by a nephew of John Craig, Thomas D. Isom, who worked for him in his trading post, in hopes that the state legislature would place the new state university there. Oxford was chartered by the State of Mississippi on May 11, 1837. The University of Mississippi opened its doors in 1848.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738566146
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/24/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
604,816
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Author Jack Lamar Mayfield writes a weekly column on Oxford and Ole Miss history for the Oxford Eagle, a local daily newspaper. As a member of the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation, Jack worked with the late Patricia Brown Young, a former president and board member, to compile images for this book on the foundation's behalf. These photographs present the 1800s through the early part of the 20th century.

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