This Obscure Little Mississippi Cemetery Is The Resting Place Of One Of History’s Most Famous Americans
Of all the famous people that have called Mississippi home, William Faulkner has got to be one of the most legendary. A literary legacy, he’s consistently referred to as one of the “most influential writers of the 20th century.” Aside from his incredible talent, Faulkner is known for something else – the immense amount of love he had for his home state. So it only makes sense that he be buried in Mississippi, and his final resting place is tucked away in a little cemetery in Oxford. Take a look:
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Ready to visit the grave of William Faulkner? Oxford Memorial Cemetery is located at the corner of Jefferson Ave. and North 16th St. in Oxford.
So, did you know this cemetery was William Faulkner’s final resting place? Ever visited? Tell us in the comments section.
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for the past 25 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships, working for The Royal Obsession and Anatomie clothing. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as Parents & Kids Magazine and Girl Meets Strong. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
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