The Mississippi Department of Archives & History has placed a marker at the entrance to Rowan Oak, William Faulkner’s home in Oxford, Mississippi between 1930 and his death in 1962.
The GPS location of this marker is: N 34º 21.513’ W 89º 31.447’
This marker reads:
“ROWAN OAK – Built c. 1848. From 1930 to 1962 home of novelist William Faulkner, who named it for the rowan tree, symbol of security and peace. Now maintained as a literary landmark by the University of Mississippi.”
Rowan Oak is open for public tours.
Here are some photos of the Rowan Oak grounds.
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William Faulkner was a parishioner at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in downtown Oxford, Mississippi
William Faulkner’s grave, Oxford, Mississippi
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