CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA: Home to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

 Friends of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc.

Welcome to the Friends of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc. We are a Citizens Support Organization (CSO) through the Florida Department of Parks and Recreation whose mission is to support the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park.

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House and Farmyard is nationally significant in the area  of literature as the home of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, a leading 20th-century American writer whose works continue to interest scholars, students, and the general  reading public. Rawlings lived in the house from 1928 until her death in 1953.

It was  there that she wrote all of her major works, including the short stories that first brought  her critical acclaim and the Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel, The Yearling. The park  includes the original frame house, outbuildings and citrus grove she described in her lyrical memoir, Cross Creek. In 2006, the property was designated a National Historic  Landmark.

The purpose of the CSO is to conduct programs, foster activities, raise funds and make expenditures to facilitate and enhance and preservation and interpretation of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park under the direction of and with priorities set by the Florida Division of Recreation and Parks and the park manager.


The Friends of MKR Farm, Inc., produce annual programs for fundraising, special events, education, and outreach and awareness, to support the park.

Consider joining the Friends of MKR Farm to support Marjorie’s historical home and slice of Florida history.

Marjorie Rawlings loved her garden, which still produces vegetables, herbs, and flowers all year long.

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News From the Creek

The Friends of MKR Farm publish a quarterly newsletter of what has happened on the farm.  Each newsletter contains a president's message and park manager message, as well as recaps of past events, and notices of upcoming events.

Fall  2019 Newsletter

The Friends of MKR Farm bid a final farewell to J.T. Glisson and Carol Fiddia Laxton.  Both spent much time with Marjorie and shared their stories with us in a recent video "Here is Home: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Cross Creek."

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Fundraising Projects

MKR books for sale at the PARK

Here is Home: MKR and Cross Creek

DVD - 2019

Wish List

How to Support the Farm

More Fundraising


Writer’s Series

Friends Annual Meeting with presentation by Donna Green-Townsend

Annual Holiday Party

"The Pound Party" a play by Jim Stephens  May 2019

Annual Birthday Party - August 2019

Big Scrub Walk - March 2019

More  Events