Cross Creek, Florida

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Cross Creek is an unincorporated community in Alachua County, Florida, United States. It is located on Cross Creek, a short stream connecting Orange Lake and Lochloosa Lake.

Geography[edit]

Cross Creek is located at 29°29′11″N 82°09′42″W / 29.4863°N 82.1616°W / 29.4863; -82.1616Coordinates: 29°29′11″N 82°09′42″W / 29.4863°N 82.1616°W / 29.4863; -82.1616.[1]

History[edit]

Cross Creek is noted as the home of author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. She wrote many of her books while living there, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Yearling, which was adapted as the 1946 film of the same name, and her memoir, Cross Creek, which was adapted as the 1983 film of the same name.

Education[edit]

School Board of Alachua County operates public schools.

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