Country Club|Golf Club in Requiem for a Nun (Location)

The "country club" in Yoknapatawpha is mentioned when Temple sums up, with some bitterness, the life she and Gowan led after their marriage: one of the fashionable elements in it was "a country club with a country club younger set of rallying friends" with whom to drink on Saturday nights (124). She gives no indication of the club's location, so the place we have assigned it on the map is entirely speculative.

Jefferson Cemetery in Requiem for a Nun (Location)

The "graveyard" where Gowan and Temple's murdered child is buried is the Jefferson cemetery that appears often in Faulkner's fictions (154).

Gowan and Temple's House in Requiem for a Nun (Location)

Much of the play takes place in the Jefferson apartment house where Gowan and Temple live. Faulkner's stage direction describes it as "an old house, an ante-bellum house," that has been cut up into apartments and "modernized"; the living room where Act I, Scene II, occurs is "smart, modern, up-to-date," but also expressing "the air of another time" (41). Later, however, the text says "the Gowan Stevenses" live in "a new bungalow on the right [i.e. fashionable] street" (124). Scene II in Act II is set in "Temple's private apartment," with "a private entrance . . .

Small Yoknapatawpha Farms in Requiem for a Nun (Location)

In his account of the changes that progress brings to Yoknapatawpha, the narrator mentions that most tenant farms have disappeared along with the mules as workers on tractors cultivate larger tracts of land. This icon represents the few "forty- and fifty- and sixty-acre hill farms inaccessible from unmarked dirt roads" that still exist in the poorest parts of the county (193).

Negro Cabins in Requiem in Requiem for a Nun (Location)

This location represents Negro residences mentioned by the narrator in his account of how the town of Jefferson has progressed over the years: "there were electric lights and running water in almost every house in town except the cabins of Negroes" (189).

Negro Cabins in Requiem

New Subdivisions in Jefferson in Requiem for a Nun (Location)

As part of the growth of the town of Jefferson, a number of "new subdivisions" with names like "Fairfield or Longwood or Halcyon Acres" are built on lots "which had once been the lawn or back yard or kitchen garden of the old residences" (196). The "new minute glass-walled houses set as neat and orderly and antiseptic as cribs in a nursery ward" are ranged around "the old obsolete columned houses" of an earlier day (196).

Sartoris Plantation in Requiem for a Nun (Location)

The Sartoris plantation "four miles to the north" of town is one of the most frequently visited locations in the Yoknapatawpha fictions, but in this novel Faulkner adds a new element to its history. As part of the battle of Jefferson during the Civil War, "a sudden battle centering around Colonel Sartoris's plantation house" erupts (182).

Coal House behind Jail in Requiem for a Nun (Location)

When Temple and Gavin visit Nancy, the jailor - in deference to their race - moves the five "other nigger prisoners" to "the coal house" behind the jail (208). A coal house is presumably a shed where the coal used for heating and cooking is stored.

Railroad from Jefferson to Memphis in Requiem for a Nun (Location)

In the decade after the Civil War, Redmond and Sartoris and Compson build "a railroad from Jefferson north into Tennessee" that connects with the track between Memphis and the Atlantic (187).


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