Hub's Farm in Flags in the Dust (Location)

The small "weathered" house and barn of the farmer (or tenant farmer) named Hub is reached by driving "out of town on the valley road," up a faint, rutted wagon road . . . straight into the [setting] sun" (132). It's a poverty-stricken setting; the barn doors, for example, "sag drunkenly from broken hinges" (133). The barn itself seems almost completely empty, except for "the cow" and the jug of moonshine Hub keeps in the loft. He, young Bayard and Suratt drink from it at a spring under "a huge beech and a clump of saplings [that stand] like mottled ghosts" (134).

Beard Hotel in Flags in the Dust (Location)

The boarding house where Byron Snopes lives is not far from Courthouse Square, but apparently on a seedy street: the yard contains tin cans, broken boxes and weeds. The house is owned by Will C. Beard, but the house is run by his wife.

Jefferson Doctor's Office in Flags in the Dust (Location)

Both Lucius Peabody, an old fixture in Yoknapatawpha, and Dr. Alford, a young physician new to the town, share office space here, on the second floor of a building on Courthouse Square.

Benbow House in Flags in the Dust (Location)

The ancestral home where Horace and Narcissa live is one of the oldest houses in one of the town's oldest and most aristocratic neighborhoods. It was built in the 1840s by an English architect in what the narrator calls "the funereal light tudor which the young Victoria had sanctioned" (163). It is set well back from the street, with extensive, well-landscaped front grounds. To Horace Benbow, seeing it for the first time after experiencing the Great War in France, the house expresses "the meaning of peace" (163).

Mitchell House in Flags in the Dust (Location)

The narrator calls this "huge brick house set well up onto the street" (24) a "majestic monstrosity" (180). Built on the site of a "fine old colonial house" by "a hillman who had moved in [to Jefferson] from a small settlement called Frenchman's Bend," it is described as "an architectual garbling so imposingly terrific as to possess a kind of majesty" (24). It is built close to the street in the fashion of the country rather than the upper-class traditions of the town.

Freemans' Farm in "Spotted Horses" (Location)

The only detail in the story that helps locate this farm is that Freeman drives past Varner's store "on the way to town" (182), which suggests it is some distance east of the Bend - that is, further away from Jefferson.

Armstids' Farm in "Spotted Horses" (Location)

According to the story, this farm is "about four miles" away from Varner's store (178).

Mrs. Littlejohn's Place in "Spotted Horses" (Location)

The story's narrator is staying at Mrs. Littlejohn's, apparently as a boarder. He refers to the lot and barn as "Mrs. Littlejohn's" too (167).

Courthouse and Square in "Spotted Horses" (Location)

The courthouse and the Square around it are the seat of county government, so it seems safe to assume that when Bill Varner drives his daughter Eula and Flem Snopes "in to town" to get married, they end up there (166).

Varner's House in "Spotted Horses" (Location)

This is where Uncle Billy Varner lives, with at least his daughter Eula. It seems to be both a farm and the site of Bill's veterinary practice. While clearly close to Jody Varner's store and Mrs. Littlejohn's place, the text does not say how close, or in what direction.


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