Historic Markers Across Georgia

Flannery O'Connor's Andalusia Farm

Marker ID: GHS 5-3
Location: 2628 North Columbia St, Milledgeville, GA
County: Baldwin
Coordinates: N 33° 7.47468    W 083° 15.8559
  33.124578    -83.264267
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6ZZ2
Flannery O'Connor's Andalusia Farm Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


Andalusia was the home of writer Flannery O´Connor from 1951 until her death in 1964. Born in Savannah in 1925, O´Connor and her family moved to Milledgeville in 1940. O´Connor left Georgia for a time, but returned to Milledgeville in 1951 after being diagnosed with lupus. She then moved with her mother, Regina Cline O´Connor, to the family farm, Andalusia. Here she found inspiration for many of the settings and characters in her stories. While living here, O´Connor completed her two novels, Wise Blood (1952) and The Violent Bear It Away (1960), as well as her two collections of short stories, A Good Man is Hard to Find (1955) and Everything That Rises Must Converge published posthumously in 1965.

2007.1 Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and the Flannery O´Connor 005-3
Andalusia Foundation, Inc.

Flannery O'Connor's Andalusia Farm
Flannery O'Connor's Andalusia Farm
Photo by David Seibert