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Cross Creek

Cross Creek tenant house

Tenant house and yard at Cross Creek

We recently spent a lovely morning visiting Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ home at Cross Creek. She and her husband bought this orange grove in rural central Florida in the 1920s hoping it would support them while they wrote. The place and its people became the inspiration for The Yearling, which earned her a Pulitzer prize, and for Cross Creek, the story of her life here. The state of Florida now cares for this beautiful place as an historic site and is open to visitors who want to learn about her and life in rural Florida.