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Location and Transportation

Nestled in the northwest section of Mississippi, Oxford sits a mere 70 miles southeast of Memphis. As part of Lafayette County, the community has easy access to a wealth of major roadways, including State Highway 6 linking commuters to U.S. 45, U.S. 78 and Interstate 55, and State Highways 7, 9, 314, 315, 331, 328, and 334.

Oxford affords one local airport, equipped with a 5,600-foot runway and is conveniently located approximately 50 minutes from the Tupelo Regional Airport and one hour from the Memphis International Airport. Additionally, the Mississippi Central Railroad provides connections to the Burlington Northern Railway at Holly Springs, Mississippi, and the Norfolk Southern Railway at Grand Junction in Tennessee.

In 2008, the City of Oxford and the University of Mississippi introduced the Oxford University Transit system (OUT) to the community with regular routes serving the Oxford and University of Mississippi community. The OUT system is committed to providing safe, customer-focused and efficient mobility solutions for the City of Oxford and the University of Mississippi. The system employs 44 employees to manage the 27 buses covering 13 routes serving the Oxford and University communities. They are: Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Purple, Brown, Gold, Orange and the Square. For OUT routes and schedules go to www.oxfordms.net or call (662) 234-3540.

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