John Cofield

John Cofield’s Oxford and Ole Miss: A Town Larger Than Lafayette County

If I write longer than usual then the middle knuckle on my index finger hurts just a little. I know an Oxford painter who...

John Cofield’s Oxford and Ole Miss: Two Oxford Icons, ‘The Girls’

While compiling the book there were certain photos I longed for. Without a doubt this great shot by Jack Case Wilson was one of...

John Cofield’s Oxford and Ole Miss: Welty, Faulkner and the Real Gold

Eudora Welty presented William Faulkner with the Gold Medal for Fiction from the National Institute of Arts and Letters on May 24, 1962 in...

John Cofield’s Oxford and Ole Miss: Oxford’s Finest Hour

Most small towns mark their worth and validate their greatness by remembering and telling the stories of their time in the spotlight. The night...

John Cofield’s Oxford and Ole Miss: A Mighty Fine Oxford

Grandfather Cofield's copy of "My Brother Bill" with Mrs. Dolly Faulkner's note to him, dated Sept. 5, 1963. As seen on the book cover,...

John Cofield’s Oxford and Ole Miss: The Taylor Depot

Taylor's was the name that appeared on the end of the depot, but to most Lafayette countians, it is simply Taylor. At the time this...

Cofield: A (Very) Brief History of a Town Called Taylor

The community many of us know as Taylor began under a slightly different name, according to resident Jim Hamilton and Oxford's John Cofield. Hamilton writes: "John Taylor...

John Cofield’s Oxford and Ole Miss: A Poor Man’s Cemetery

Edward Boyer posted this on Facebook: "On a fall day in 1984, Rev. Houston - who worked as a gravedigger - took me around to...

John Cofield’s Oxford and Ole Miss: Leonard and Isabelle Levy

Standing with Kaye Bryant at the Thacker Mountain event at Southside when Milly West told me she had taken this shot and offered it...

John Cofield’s Oxford and Ole Miss: Sardis Lake and Faulkner’s Sailboat

Out of the public eye, William Faulkner loved to sail his 19-foot sailboat, The Ring Dove, at Sardis Reservoir near Oxford. He bought the boat...