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Oxford, Mississippi: Faulkner Statue, South's Oldest Department Store

Oxford didn't like Bill Faulkner much when he was alive, but it's perfectly happy with him as a statue. The store next door -- Neilson's -- is historic, or at least old.


79 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS
Neilson's. Downtown, on the northwest side of the courthouse square, just south of Jackson Ave. E.
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[Angela Rushing, 07/08/2014]
Faulkner Statue and the South's Oldest Department Store

The William Faulkner statue at the Oxford City Hall is in place and quite impressing. Mr. Faulkner is depicted on a bench much as he sat when he visitied on the Square. Next to the statue is Neilson's department store, which boasts of being the oldest department store in the South.

[Jack, 10/18/2003]
William Faulkner Statue In Jeopardy

Oxford, MS wants to build a statue of William Faulkner out of bronze and place it facing the courthouse square to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth. But while the town, who didn't like him much when he was alive, wants to honor their native son, and attract tourists in the process, others object....

[03/22/1997] Complete News Story

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William Faulkner's GraveWilliam Faulkner's Grave, Oxford, MS - < 1 mi.
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