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Andalusia- Home of Flannery O’Connor

2628 North Columbia Street, Hwy 441
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Andalusia, the former residence of renowned American author Flannery O’Connor from 1951 to 1964, originally functioned as a cotton plantation and farm dating back to its establishment in 1814. Acquired by Flannery’s uncle, Dr. Bernard Cline, in 1931, the site featured 14 buildings and spanned over 520 acres dedicated to dairy and beef farming during the O’Connor family’s occupancy. Flannery, diagnosed with Lupus in 1951, moved to Andalusia for care under her mother Regina Cline O’Connor, and over the ensuing 13 years, she produced the majority of her literary works, drawing inspiration from the farm’s environment. After Flannery O’Connor’s passing in 1964, the property remained in the family until 2003, when it transitioned into a museum under a private foundation. In August 2017, Andalusia was generously bequeathed to Georgia College, O’Connor’s alma mater, prompting the construction of the Andalusia Interpretive Center, showcasing artifacts spanning the property’s history. Open for public tours, Andalusia operates from Tuesday to Saturday, with hours from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm, closing daily at 5 pm and observing closure on Mondays. The site earned a place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.