Lafayette County, county in Missouri, United States. As of 2020 county had an estimated population of 54,408 inhabitants. The county was created 203 years ago in 1820. Its county seat is Lexington.
Known for its history and literary connections, Lafayette County, Mississippi contains several small Southern towns and communities. Here are some highlights:
Oxford Oxford is the lively county seat of Lafayette County and home to the University of Mississippi. The historic town square features local eateries, boutiques, art galleries, and literary sites like the home of William Faulkner. Oxford hosts popular cultural events throughout the year.
Taylor Located southeast of Oxford, Taylor is a small rural town surrounded by scenic countryside. Historic buildings like the Taylor Grocery Store and Beaver Dam Plantation connect the area to its past. Outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and hunting draw visitors.
Abbeville Abbeville is an unincorporated village situated between Oxford and Taylor. The community contains historic 19th century buildings and homes including the Abbeville Opera House. The nearby Chase Pecan Orchard offers tours and fresh pecans.
University The unincorporated area of University is centered around the campus of Ole Miss. Students and visitors flock to the area to enjoy campus culture, sporting events, museums, theater, and dining. The area contains faculty and student housing.
Tula Tula is a very small unincorporated community east of Oxford near Sardis Lake. Also known as Tula Station, the town has historic roots as a former railroad stop. Nearby recreation brings locals and visitors for fishing, boating, and camping.
List of cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Lafayette County.
|Abbeville||Town in Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States||433|
|Oxford||City in Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States of America||22,314|
|Taylor||Village in Mississippi, United States||457|