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Real Life Locations of Towns in Jan Karon's Mitford Series

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Where is Holly Springs?
Real Life Locations of Towns in Jan Karon's Mitford Series
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Father Tim's hometown isn't located in North Carolina at all. The rector hails from Holly Springs, a real north-central Mississippi town of around 8,000 residents. As it was depicted in "Home to Holly Springs" (the first of the Father Tim novels), Holly Springs has an agricultural background, has a well-preserved and vital downtown business district and is home to the real Rust College, an historically black college founded by the Episcopal Church.

Wondering about the real life locations of other towns from the Mitford books, like Wesley and even Mitford itself? Click here to go to the beginning of this tour.

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