Roadtrip through the Lowcountry

by Rachel Baker on September 28, 2014

Bookriot has a good article, written by Rachel Manwill, that takes on a wonderful virtual roadtrip from Columbia, SC through Charleston, Beaufort and Savannah; then she takes a swing back up through the southeastern countryside of Georgia back up to Augusta and finally ending where we began in Columbia.

Read more: Literary Tourism: Lowcountry Literary Roadtrip.

From Beaufort, continue down the coast to Savannah, Georgia, the home of – among others – Flannery O’Connor. You can visit her childhood home in downtown Savannah and see some of the sites of her life, like the Catholic church across the street where she attended.

One of the unmissable literary adventures of Savannah is the walking tour based on John Berendt’s bestselling novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. On the tour, you’ll stop into the Bonaventure Cemetery, where Southern poet Conrad Aiken is buried. Make a point to take a stroll by his two primary residences, just next door to each other on E. Oglethorpe Ave.

andalusiasignLeaving Savannah, we’ll take a wide swing through rural Georgia up to Milledgeville, GA where you can visit Andalusia Farm, where Flannery O’Connor lived for the last 13 years of her life, and where she wrote two novels and two short story collections. The farm is open for tours and is in much the same condition as it was when O’Connor died of lupus in 1964.

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