Historic House Listings

General Grant stayed here. Isom House, Circa 1838 in Mississippi. $2,895,000

June 19, 2019

Such attention to detail, and quite original details they are. Isom House was built in 1838. It is located on .65 acres in Oxford, Mississippi. This house is the oldest house in Oxford. General Grant stayed in this home and stationed two soldiers at the home during the war to protect it from being burned down. Not only does it have the original heart pine floors, but it even has the original hand blown glass windows. The document for the University of Mississippi was signed in the dining room of this home. Six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and 5,089 square feet. $2,895,000

From the Zillow listing:


The Barksdale-Isom Home is the oldest house in historic Oxford. This Greek Revival home consists of 5,089 sq. ft. with 6 BRs and 6 1/2 BAs. This property is like nothing else in Oxford. Huge Gas Chandelier and updated kitchen with all the amenities. Each bedroom has its own bath. Original 14-foot, heart pine clapboards with all original handblown glass panes. The document for the University of MS was signed in the dining room of the house. General Grant stayed in the house and stationed 2 soldiers there during the war to keep it from getting burned. Beautifully manicured and private backyard.

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