Jefferson Cemetery in "A Rose for Emily" (Location)

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Cemetery
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Cemetery
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Faulkner map
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1238
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723
Description: 

This "cedar-bemused cemetery" appears often in the Yoknapatawpha fictions. Miss Emily is laid to rest in there among the "august names" of Yoknapatawpha (presumably including the Sartorises and Compsons who are buried there in Faulkner's earlier texts), though the only other graves mentioned in this story belong to the anonymous "Union and Confederate soldiers who fell at the battle of Jefferson" (119).

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Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
1858

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