Flannery O'Connor's Andalusia Farm Named National Landmark

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Flannery O’Connor’s Andalusia Farm is now a national landmark.

The National Park Service designated Andalusia Farm a National Historic Landmark for its association with O’Connor, one of the most influential American authors of the mid-twentieth century.

O’Connor lived and worked at Andalusia from 1951 until her death in 1964. It is the place where she completed the majority of her published works, including the short story collection A Good Man is Hard to Find and the novel Wise Blood.

The 550 – acre dairy farm inspired the settings for stories including A Circle in the Fire, The Displace Person and Good Country People.

In a press release about the honor, the National Park Service noted the relatively unaltered appearance of Andalusia and its fidelity to the place where O’Connor lived and wrote.

Designation as a National Historic Landmark makes Andalusia eligible for preservation grants from the federal government.

You can learn more about Flannery O’Connor’s Andalusia at www.gcsu.edu/andalusia.