Cross Creek, Florida ~ a sleepy little Florida town, just a pause on the road really. Giving one little reason to do more than drive right through. However, if history, literature and "the real" Florida are of any interest then you may want to stop and visit awhile. Best known as the home of author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, her modest "cracker style" house is now an historic site and the hard but fascinating lifestyle of the 1930s and 1940s is well told by the docents who provide tours of her home and property. Ms Rawlings is best known for having written The Yearling , winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1939 and her memoir, Cross Creek  among dozens of novels and short stories.
|Home of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.|
We visited on an overcast, rain-dripping day which only added to the rather tattered and worn-out look of the entire town. Though this little restaurant [it's much larger on the inside] likely appeared tired and scruffy even on a sunny day ~ it still exudes a lot of Southern charm and some surprisingly good meals!!