Marjorie Rawlings and Norton Baskin are buried side by side in the Antioch Cemetery on the outskirts of Island Grove, about seven miles east of her home in Cross Creek. Some of her neighbors mentioned in Cross Creek, such as Zelma Cason, Berney Bass, Tom Morrison, and Chet Crosby, are buried there also. Look for the markers that note that they were "Immortalized by the writings of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings." Someone has placed statues of three deer on Marjorie's grave, and many of the other graves are extravagantly and lovingly decorated, with benches nearby to encourage quiet meditation. Tall cedar trees enclose the small country cemetery as well as a sturdy chain link fence.
Join Jim Stephens as he walks us around Antioch Cemetery.