Owners plan to donate Flannery O'Connor's Andalusia farm to Georgia College

The owners of Flannery O'Connor's Andalusia Farm plan to donate the author's 35-acre home to Georgia College & State University.

The state's board of regents are scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to accept the gift. Documents on the board's agenda describe the property and the proposed gift.
 
Andalusia is about 4 miles northwest of Milledgeville, off Highway 441 south.
 
O'Connor, best known for the Southern Gothic novel "Wise Blood" and for dozens of short stories, is the college's best-known graduate.
 
She lived at Andalusia from 1951 until her death in 1964, and all of her works were written there.
 
The site has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1980.
 
In addition to the main house where O'Connor and her mother lived, the property includes several homes that were used by tenant farmers and farm buildings. They include a cow barn, horse stable, a milk-processing shed and a peafowl aviary.
 
The nonprofit Flannery O'Connor - Andalusia Foundation plans to donate the entire 550-acre farm to the GCSU Foundation. The foundation would then donate the 35 acres containing the main house and farm complex to the regents, for use by the college.
 
Georgia College plans to use the site for programs in English, history, creative writing, art, museum studies, life sciences, and to host visiting writers and scholars.
 
 

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