This Mississippi Department of Archives and History marker commemorating William Faulkner (1897-1962) is located near William Faulkner’s grave, in a cemetery just outside downtown Oxford, Mississippi.
This marker reads:
“WILLIAM FAULKNER – The creator of Yoknapatawpha County, whose stories about his people won him the Nobel Prize, is buried twenty steps east of this marker.”
The GPS location of William Faulkner’s grave is: N 34° 22.215′ W 89° 30.787′
Here are some photos of William Faulkner’s grave, twenty steps east of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History marker.
As noted in our Musicians’ Gravesites page, many visitors leave musical instruments, liquor bottles and other tributes on blues musicians’ graves. Many visitors to William Faulkner’s grave leave bottles of liquor, particularly bourbon, as a tribute to William Faulkner.
If you are interested in William Faulkner, you may want to see these sites associated with William Faulkner in Oxford, Mississippi.
Rowan Oak was William Faulkner’s home between 1930 and his death in 1962.
It is open for tours and is maintained as a literary heritage site by the University of Mississippi.
It is a short drive from William Faulkner’s grave.
William Faulkner was a parishioner of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in downtown Oxford, a short drive from William Faulkner’s grave.
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