Church (which Sutpen rode fast to) in Absalom, Absalom! (Location)

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Church
Type: 
Church
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Faulkner map
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1094
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657
Description: 

The church where the Sutpen family worships is identified on Faulkner's 1936 map only as "Church (which Sutpen rode fast to)" (17). No denomination is given, on the map or in the novel, but if plantation families like the Sutpens go to it, it is most likely Episcopalian - and it may be the same as the Episcopal Church north of Jefferson that the Sartorises attend in The Unvanquished, written almost simultaneously with Absalom, Absalom!. Behind the church is a "hitching grove," where the worshipers' horses could wait out of the sun (17). This is presumably one of the "three churches" that are already in Jefferson in 1833 (24).

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Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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