Rowan Oak is .5 mi. s. of the town square on Old Taylor Rd. Once the home of William C. Faulkner, the white clapboard house is where the Nobel Prize-winning author wrote most of his works. Faulkner bought and restored Rowan Oak in 1930. The two-story house has been preserved to look as it did at the time of Faulkner's death. The plot outline of his novel “A Fable” is scribbled on the walls.