Cross Creek, Florida

Home to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Coming Soon...

  • Feb 16 Writer's Talk - Susie Baxter presents Pumping Sunshine. Memories of a Suwannee River childhood which one reviewer calls “a treasure…touching and honest, leaving its mark indelibly on the heart.”
  • March 7  Scrub Walk - The annual Yearling Trail Walk is guided by Friends member Anne Pierce. The Yearling tells the story of the Cal Long family living in the Ocala National Forest Big Scrub. The 3-mile loop is rather flat, mostly pine forest, with a sinkhole.
  • For more info on these, see Events below.

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.

Newsletter Winter 2020

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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 - Feb 2020

Big Scrub Walk - March 7, 2020

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

Annual Birthday Party - August 2019

Friends' Annual Meeting and Special Presentation by  Donna Green-Townsend Dec 7, 2019

Annual Holiday Party Dec 14, 2019

Sunshine State Book Festival, Jan 26, 2020

More  Events