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Rowan Oak

 
 
Rowan Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
1. Rowan Oak Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected 1988 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 34° 21.516′ N, 89° 31.443′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Mississippi, in Lafayette County. Marker is on Old Taylor Road west of South 10th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 916 Old Taylor Road, Oxford MS 38655, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Faulkner (a few steps from this marker); Jacob Thompson's "Home Place" (within shouting distance of this marker); Delta Gamma Fraternity (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oxford-University United Methodist Church
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Porter L. Fortune, Jr. Cultural Center (approx. 0.4 miles away); Falkner House (approx. 0.4 miles away); University High School (approx. half a mile away); 2008 Presidential Debate (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Regarding Rowan Oak. The property and grounds at Rowan Oak are open year round, from dawn to dusk. While there’s no fee to visit the grounds, there is a $5 cost for house admission. There is very limited parking and the space is tight.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Rowan Oak website. (Submitted on April 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Rowan Oak. (Submitted on April 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Rowan Oak gate. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
2. Rowan Oak gate.
Rowan Oak, former home of William Faulkner in Oxford, Mississippi image. Click for full size.
By Wikipedia Commons - Wescbell (CC BY-SA 3.0), 2010
3. Rowan Oak, former home of William Faulkner in Oxford, Mississippi
Entrance area to Rowan Oak. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
4. Entrance area to Rowan Oak.
William Cuthbert Faulkner (1897-1962) image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - Carl Van Vechten - Library of Congress., 1954
5. William Cuthbert Faulkner (1897-1962)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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