Jefferson Sheriff's Office (Location Key)


As part of the story of Yoknapatawpha's history that Faulkner tells in Requiem for a Nun, the narrator mentions that growth leads in time to the need for "the county offices . . . of sheriff and tax-collector and bailiff and turnkey and clerk" (179). Only one text locates events in the sheriff's office: Light in August, which locates the office on the Square (415). In "A Rose for Emily" the mayor asks Emily to come to the Sheriff's office "at her convenience" to pay her overdue taxes - we assume that in this text the sheriff's office is also in the town hall, but of course Emily never goes there so we don't know for sure.

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