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Flannery O'Connor

Novelist and short-story writer Flannery O'Connor is one of Milledgeville's most famous residents. The author of novels Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away spent the last 13 years of her life at her family farm just north of town.

Andalusia. A picturesque farm with peacocks, a pond, and a lofty barn, Andalusia inspired much of Flannery O'Connor's work. The 1850s farmhouse, untouched since her death in 1964, provides incredible insight into the life of this prolific writer. The home and grounds are open for self-guided tours, and the gift shop sells her books and other memorabilia. 2628 N. Columbia St., Macon, GA, 31061. 478/445–4391. www.andalusiafarm.org. $5 (suggested donation). Mon., Tues., and Thurs.–Sat 10–4.

Flannery O'Connor Room. Fans of Southern literature will want to visit the Flannery O'Connor Room at Georgia College and State University's Museum. Many of the author's handwritten manuscripts and a few furniture items are on display. A highlight is viewing the typewriter where she wrote many of her famous tales. 221 N. Clarke St., Milledgeville, GA, 31061. 478/445–4391. www.gcsu.edu/library/museum. Free. Mon.–Sat. 10–4.

Memory Hill Cemetery. Flannery O'Connor, who suffered from lupus and died at age 39, is buried at historic Memory Hill Cemetery Literary scholars from around the world come here to pay their respects. 300 W. Franklin St., Macon, GA, 31061.

Updated: 09-2013

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