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Lafayette County Courthouse

Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 34° 22' 0.264", -89° 31' 7.4712"
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The original courthouse was burned in August 1864 by Union troops led by Gen. A.J. Smith. Judge R.A. Hill secured Federal funds to construct the present courthouse which was completed and occupied in January 1872.

Last updated: 6/11/2016 17:18:32

StoppingPoints.com Editorial on Lafayette County Courthouse:
The Lafayette County Courthouse and the nearby Confederate monument, inspired William Faulkner's fictional Jefferson County Courthouse which played a significant role in his book, The Sound and the Fury, which was set in Mississippi, as well as in other books by him. Faulkner's home, Rowan Oak, is just a short walking distance from the courthouse.
Related Themes: C.S.A., Confederate States of America, Confederacy
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