Nestled in the center of northern Mississippi, the city of Oxford (named after Oxford, England) was founded in 1837 on land originally inhabited by the Chickasaw. Thirty-six years later, it would be the birthplace of Delta Gamma. At Miss Sallie Lewis’ School for Young Ladies in December 1873, three friends created an organization that has thrived for 150 years.
One of the Founders, Eva Webb Dodd, Psi-I Lewis, said at the 1909 Convention, “…the idea first came to three homesick girls during the Christmas holidays of 1873 to found a Fraternity or club as we then called it, little did we realize that we were laying the cornerstone of such a grand Fraternity as Delta Gamma….”
As Delta Gamma grew, so did its accomplishments. From scholarship funds to supporting orphanages during wartime to establishing our philanthropy, Service for Sight, this organization has always strived to live its motto of doing good.
You now have the opportunity to explore many of the historical sites around Oxford significant to our early history. Trolleys are available to take you to five of these locations. If you choose, you can also go to three other sites, not on the trolley route.
Listen to the tour welcome above, then click each button below to navigate the audio tour and learn more about each main tour location. Each page includes an audio file and transcript of each stop. Use the quick tools to navigate back to this tour home page and learn more about our sesquicentennial and other notable locations in Oxford.