Andalusia Farm a priceless historic gem in Milledgeville

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Andalusia Farm is on  the National Register of Historic Places. In the early 1950’s Flannery O’Connor made the main house on the property her permanent residence.

At Andalusia Farm it seems like time stands still.

Elizabeth Wylie, Executive Director Andalusia Farm, “The farm is like going back in time you turn down the driveway and your experiencing a 1950’s diary farm in Middle Georgia.”

By the time Flannery O’Connor came back to Andalusia Farm she had become one of the world’s best writers, Wylie said, “Flannery spent the last 12 years of her life here. She died of Lupus at age of 39 in 1964 she created some of the most influential work of the 20th century here at Andalusia.”

Many people say her novels and short stories are timeless pieces of art. Wylie said, “Her work is still relevant today she dealt with universal themes; the human condition, judgement, immigration, and racism all current issues.”

About 6,000 visitors a  year come from around the world to see Andalusia Farm.

Alana Mckay, is from Gainesville, Florida, she said, “To be able to walk around to work around the grounds just where she had walked it was as close to meeting her as I could possibly be.”

Peafowl still live on the property, Wylie said, “Flannery was always a bird freak at five on YouTube you can see her on a British Pathe newsreel with backward walking chicken made clothes for her chicken Colonel Egbert.”

Andalusia is open Thursday through Sunday.

Admission is free. Donations are accepted.


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