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Oxford in Lafayette County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rowan Oak

 
 
Rowan Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jacob Thompson's "Home Place" (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Burns "Belfry" Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); Freedmen Town (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lafayette County Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oxford & Lafayette County Blues (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oxford (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Regarding Rowan Oak.
Rowan Oak gate. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
2. Rowan Oak gate.
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.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducation
 
Rowan Oak, former home of William Faulkner in Oxford, Mississippi image. Click for full size.
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.
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. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 142 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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