Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House
View of the Kinnan Rawlings home
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park is located in Florida
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
Location Cross Creek, Alachua County, Florida
Coordinates 29°28′53″N 82°9′37″W / 29.48139°N 82.16028°W / 29.48139; -82.16028Coordinates: 29°28′53″N 82°9′37″W / 29.48139°N 82.16028°W / 29.48139; -82.16028
Built circa 1890[1]
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection
NRHP Reference # 70000176[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 29, 1970
Designated NHL September 20, 2006[3]

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park is a Florida State Park and historic site located on the former homestead of Florida author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. It is located in Cross Creek, Florida, between Ocala and Gainesville at 18700 South County Road 325.


The homestead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, added on September 29, 1970. The house and farm yard were designated a National Historic Landmark on September 27, 2006.

Activities include hiking and hourly tours Thursday through Sunday, at 10 a.m. 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., except in August and September. Amenities include two short hiking trails and park employees that bring 1930s rural Florida to life with period clothing and stories. In addition, guests are invited to pick and sample oranges from the many trees within the property

Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays). The cost is $3 per car to enter the park.

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  1. ^ "Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House". Florida Heritage Tourism Interactive Catalog. Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs. 2007-09-22. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House and Farm Yard at National Historic Landmarks Program

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