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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 the 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 the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc., produces programs encompassing education, research and awareness and fundraising -- all in support of the park.     


  • We help preserve the memory and times of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings through appropriate interpretation and programming.
  • ​We help meet the varied needs of visitors to the Farm.
  • We strive to preserve the serene atmosphere of the Farm.
  • ​We plan and document our efforts to help maintain the Farm in an historically accurate manner. 
  • ​We support the staff and the mission of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park through diligent conservation, maintenance, preservation, and restoration efforts.

Friends of  the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc., is a 503(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax deductible. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Division of Consumer Services by calling 1-800-435-7352 (toll-free within Florida). Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State. 

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Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm Inc.
P. O. Box 337 

Micanopy, FL 32667-0337
(352) 466-3672

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