In northern Mississippi, you'll find Rowan Oak, the home of American writer and Nobel Prize laureate William Faulkner. This is where he wrote his novels, short stories, poetry, and essays—many of them set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, where he spent most of his life. In 1930, the author purchased this antebellum home, and in 1972 it was acquired by the University of Mississippi, which has lovingly preserved it. You can even see Faulkner’s scribbles on the walls, including story outlines—plot twists and all.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rowan Oak.