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Cross Creek in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House and Farmyard

National Historic Landmark

 
 
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House and Farmyard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, November 1, 2021
1. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House and Farmyard Marker
Inscription.  
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
House and Farmyard

has been designated a

National
Historic Landmark


This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America

2006
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected 2006.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
 
Location. 29° 28.863′ N, 82° 9.595′ W. Marker is in Cross Creek, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker can be reached from County Road 325 north of Southeast 190th Place, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, along the main access walkway, overlooking the south side of the barn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18700 South County Road 325, Hawthorne FL 32640, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cross Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Kate Barnes Boat Ramp (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Austin Cary (approx. 2.7 miles away); Evinston Community Store and Post Office / History of Evinston, Florida (approx. 4 miles away); Second Seminole War (approx. 6.8 miles away); Seminole Heritage in Micanopy (approx. 6.8 miles away); Battle of Micanopy (approx. 6.8 miles away); Stagecoach Stop (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cross Creek.
 
Regarding Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House and Farmyard. National Register of Historic Places #70000176.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings – American author, 1896-1953. In 1928 Rawlings used an inher­itance to purchase a seventy-two-acre orange grove in Cross Creek, in rural Florida. Rawlings immersed her­self in the backwoods atmosphere, exploring nature and spending time with country people, who told her stories and took her hunting. Inspired by the locale, she be­gan writing stories of rural fife, including the classics “Jacob’s Ladder” and “Gal Young Un.” Her first novel, South Moon Under (1933), which con­cerns
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House and Farmyard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, November 1, 2021
2. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House and Farmyard Marker
(looking north • marker and barn on right • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House in background)
the life of a Florida moonshiner, was followed by her masterpiece, The Yearling (1938). (Submitted on November 1, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park. Her cracker-style home and farm, where she wrote her Pulitzer prize-winning novel "The Yearling" and other wonderful works of fiction, has been restored and is preserved as it was when she lived here. Rawlings was honored as a First Floridian by then-Governor Charlie Crist in March 2009. The U.S. Postal Service released a commemorative stamp in 2008 honoring Rawlings and the literary arts. (Submitted on November 1, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park. The home is a rambling single-story wood frame structure, whose central core is a dogtrot house dating to the 19th century. Other buildings include a pump house, barn, and a small tenant house. (Submitted on November 1, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House (<i>southeast elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, November 1, 2021
3. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House (southeast elevation)
Tenant House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, November 1, 2021
4. Tenant House
Barn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, November 1, 2021
5. Barn
Orange Grove image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, November 1, 2021
6. Orange Grove
Property Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, November 1, 2021
7. Property Entrance
”It is necessary to leave the impersonal highway, to step inside the rusty gate and close it behind. One is now inside the orange grove, out of one world and in the mysterious heart of another. And after long years of spiritual homelessness, of nostalgia, here is that mystic loveliness of childhood again. Here is home.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Cross Creek, 1942
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House (<i>south elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, November 1, 2021
8. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House (south elevation)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 1, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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