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University of Mississippi, Grove Loop, Oxford, Mississippi 38655, United States
Grove Loop Oxford Mississippi 38655 US

Completed in 1859, the observatory is now home to the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.  Alvan Clark and Sons designed an 18½ inch refractor lens for Barnard, but when the Civil War broke out, it instead went to Chicago and is still in use at Northwestern University’s Dearborn Observatory.

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412 University Ave, Oxford, Mississippi 38655, United States 0.18 mi
Bailey’s Woods Trail connects the University Museum at the University of Mississippi to Rowan Oak...
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University of Mississippi, 1806 University Circle, Oxford, Mississippi 38655, United States 0.25 mi
Completed in 1848, the Lyceum was the first building constructed on campus, and visitors can stil...
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University Avenue and 5th St. Oxford, MS 38655 0.34 mi
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J D Williams Library, University, Mississippi 38677, United States 0.35 mi
Located in the heart of Ole Miss, the John Davis Williams Library is known for its literary colle...
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710 Jackson Ave E, Oxford, Mississippi 38655, United States 0.5 mi
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415 South Lamar Boulevard, Oxford, Mississippi 38655, United States 0.74 mi
Established in 1836, Lafayette County was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette and was one ...
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616 North 14th Street, Oxford, Mississippi 38655, United States 0.96 mi
Learn the compelling story of one man’s surprising impact on a scarred country, the story of Luci...
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309 North 16th Street, Oxford, Mississippi 38655, United States 1 mi
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916 Old Taylor Road, Oxford, Mississippi 38655, United States 2.63 mi
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339 County Road 102, Oxford, Mississippi 38655, United States 4.32 mi
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105 Railroad Avenue, Water Valley, Mississippi 38965, United States 15.91 mi
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304 S Main St, Sardis, Mississippi 38666, United States 22.41 mi
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East Elder Avenue, Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635, United States 27.96 mi
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220 E College Ave, Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635, United States 28.24 mi
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305 E College Ave, Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635, United States 28.26 mi
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200 North Randolph Street, Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635, United States 28.42 mi
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150 e Rust Ave, Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635, United States 28.7 mi
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150 Rust Avenue, Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635, United States 28.75 mi
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114 Cleveland Street, New Albany, Mississippi 38652, United States 31.27 mi
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114 Cleveland Street, New Albany, Mississippi 38652, United States 31.27 mi
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116 N Main St, Pontotoc, Mississippi 38863, United States 31.4 mi
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59 South Main Street, Pontotoc, Mississippi 38863, United States 31.5 mi
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75 South Main Street, Pontotoc, Mississippi 38863, United States 31.52 mi
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Grenada Lake, MS, United States 38.75 mi
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689 Rutherford Rd, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801, United States 44.53 mi
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2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, Mississippi 38804, United States 44.83 mi
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2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, Mississippi 38804, United States 44.83 mi
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114 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38802 TUPELO, MS 47.85 mi
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100 Camp Ground Road, Fulton, Mississippi 38843, United States 63.77 mi
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801 South 3rd Street, Amory, Mississippi 38821, United States 65.71 mi
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732 W Commerce St, Aberdeen, Mississippi 39730, United States 67.25 mi
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503 Hwy 25, Aberdeen, Mississippi 39730, United States 67.91 mi
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1501 W. Linden Street, Corinth, Mississippi 38834, United States 69.4 mi
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1551 Horton Street, Corinth, Mississippi 38834, United States 69.82 mi
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