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Rowan Oak

Old Taylor Rd, Oxford, MS, USA
Telephone: (662) 234-3284?

Latitude & Longitude: 34° 21' 35.4744", -89° 31' 29.1"
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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.

Last updated: 6/11/2016 15:41:31

StoppingPoints.com Editorial on Rowan Oak:
Rowan Oak is now owned and operated by the University of Mississippi in Oxford. For more info, visit the website or call: (662) 234-3284
See also William Faulkner's birthplace in New Albany and William Faulkner's grave in nearby Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner attended St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Oxford, MSand the University of Mississippi as well. The Lafayette County Courthouse and Confederate war monument in Oxford were the setting for the final scene in Faulkner's novel, The Sound and the Fury.
Also, read about Jacob Thompson upon whom Faulkner based his character, Jason Compson, in The Sound in the Fury.
Related Themes: C.S.A., Confederate States of America, Confederacy
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