Faulkner, Grant, Walked the Aisles of College Hill Church

The College Hill Church and the University of Mississippi grew up together.

College Hill Presbyterian Church is recognized as the oldest church in Lafayette County and for its rich history of serving the Oxford and Ole Miss family, after all the College Hill Church and the University of Mississippi grew up together. The church building was constructed in 1846 while laborers were constructing the Lyceum Building, which later would establish The University of Mississippi when Ole Miss welcomed its first freshman class in 1848. Both the Lyceum and College Hill Presbyterian Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

William Faulkner recited martial vows in the shadow of where both General Grant and General Sherman once stood.

The Ole Miss chapter of Campus Crusades for Christ was founded here.

College Hill Presbyterian Church is recognized as the oldest church in Lafayette County and for its rich history of serving the Oxford and Ole Miss family, after all the College Hill Church and the University of Mississippi grew up together.

The church building was constructed in 1846 while laborers were constructing the Lyceum Building, which later would establish The University of Mississippi when Ole Miss welcomed its first freshman class in 1848. Both the Lyceum and College Hill Presbyterian Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

“We had just 15 members when Jack Oakes became our pastor in 1967. He made a special effort to involve students from Ole Miss, and soon, we had to put chairs in the isles to accommodate the large numbers,” said Sydney Johnson, long-time elder of the historic church founded in 1835.

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