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Milledgeville in Baldwin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Flannery O'Connor's Andalusia Farm

 
 
Flannery O'Connor's Andalusia Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2007
1. Flannery O'Connor's Andalusia Farm Marker
Inscription.  Andalusia was the home of writer Flannery O’Connor from 1951 until her death in 1964. Born in Savannah in 1925, O’Connor and her family moved to Milledgeville in 1940. O’Connor left Georgia for a time, but returned to Milledgeville in 1951 after being diagnosed with lupus. She then moved with her mother, Regina Cline O’Connor, to the family farm, Andalusia. Here she found inspiration for many of the settings and characters in her stories. While living here, O’Connor completed her two novels, Wise Blood (1952) and The Violent Bear It Away (1960), as well as her two collections of short stories, A Good Man is Hard to Find (1955) and Everything That Rises Must Converge published posthumously in 1965.
 
Erected 2007 by Georgia Historical Society and the Flannery O’Connor – Andalusia Foundation, Inc. (Marker Number 005-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location.
Flannery O'Connor's Andalusia Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2007
2. Flannery O'Connor's Andalusia Farm Marker
33° 7.475′ N, 83° 15.856′ W. Marker is in Milledgeville, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker is on North Columbia Street (U.S. 441) 0 miles south of Pearl Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on opposite side of street from entrance to Andalusia. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2623 North Columbia Street, Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Junction of 20th and 14th Corps (approx. 2 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 3.4 miles away); Jarrett Springs (approx. 3.4 miles away); Brown-Stetson-Sanford House (approx. 3½ miles away); State College (approx. 3½ miles away); Georgia State Penitentiary (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Allen Strain (approx. 3.6 miles away); Route of the Twentieth Corps (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milledgeville.
 
Flannery O'Connor's Andalusia Farm image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 16, 2006
3. Flannery O'Connor's Andalusia Farm
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 3,258 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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