Located on Old Taylor Road with 29 acres, Rowan Oak was the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. It is now open to the public. Constructed in 1844, it is a clapboard building with primitive Greek Revival detailing. The walkway is lined with eastern red cedar trees. The trees were not native to the area, but were planted after a yellow fever epidemic to help clean the air. Rowan Oak is now owned by The University of Mississippi.