In The Area

Oxford, Taylor & Water Valley

“Ole Miss, the most beautiful college campus in America - Newsweek”

“Tell about the South. What's it like there. What do they do there. Why do they live there. Why do they live at all.”

William Faulkner / Absalom, Absalom!

Ole Miss, in Oxford, is celebrated for its stunning campus and The Grove, a 10-acre, oak-filled haven famed for extravagant football tailgates. Nearby, Water Valley charms with its vibrant art scene and historic downtown, blending classic Southern architecture with modern creativity. In Taylor, pastoral landscapes meet culinary delights, including renowned local eateries amidst rolling hills.

Oxford's graceful antebellum, Victorian architecture, and charming town square offer a lively mix of boutiques, restaurants, galleries, museums, and cultural happenings, all within a short drive from Splinter Creek. The town's rich literary heritage began with William Faulkner. Considered by many critics to be the greatest writer in American literary history, Faulkner described Oxford and the surrounding area as his “little postage stamp of native soil."

Getting there and around

By Car

Memphis, TN – 1 hour via I-55 S.
Oxford, MS – 15 minutes via US-278 W.
Taylor, MS – 12 minutes via County Road 343
(Peddler Field Road).

By Plane

Memphis International Airport is the nearest regional airport that flies to most major U.S. cities. Southern Airways Express provides direct flights to and from: Memphis, Nashville, Jackson, and Destin, FL. Charter flights are also available to and from Atlanta. See for a full schedule.

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