Flannery O’Connor

Milledgeville, GEORGIA

  • Photo of the front porch at Andalusia — Milledgeville, Georgia
    The front porch at Andalusia. At the outset of a brilliant career, O’Connor came back home for Christmas, only to find she had been stricken with lupus. In her story “The Enduring Chill,” Asbury Fox came home from New York in the grip of a serious illness and wound up sitting miserably on a porch just like this, while being nagged by his mother to “enjoy the view.” — Milledgeville, Georgia
  • Photo looking through screen with ladybugs out to farm — Milledgeville, Georgia
    View from the porch toward the mule, the one farm animal currently living at Andalusia. — Milledgeville, Georgia
  • Photo of Flannery O’Connor’s room at Andalusia
    Flannery O’Connor’s room at Andalusia, where she wrote, carried on her correspondence, and laid down her crutches, temporarily. — Milledgeville, Georgia
  • Photo of Andalusia outbuildings — Milledgeville, Georgia
    In need of a savior, some of the Andalusia outbuildings are falling into an advanced state of dilapidation. — Milledgeville, Georgia
  • Photo of peacock
    “I am better, up, and working and have just ordered myself a pair of peafowl and four peachicks from Florida – at a price far exceeding my means-” O’Connor wrote to Sally and Robert Fitzgerald in 1952. Perhaps the letter, and the peafowl, marked a turning point. Starting in late 1952, she produced one amazing short story after another. — Georgia

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Flannery O’Connor


2628 N Columbia St
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone(478) 454-4029

Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home
207 East Charlton Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
Phone: (912) 233-6014


Memory Hill Cemetery

Old Capitol Building

Old Governor’s Mansion

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Grave of the Little Georgia Magnet

Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home

A Journey Through Literary America




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