Tennessee WIlliams in Mississippi
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The Tennessee Williams House (www.exploresouthernhistory.com) in Columbus, Mississippi, is the first home where playwright Tennessee Williams lived, and is now a welcome center for the City of Columbus.

Later, Williams moved to Clarksdale where many locations, such as those highlighted on the Clark House website’s Clark House History page inspired characters and settings of Williams’s work. Don’t overlook that history page. It has very cool information, and you can reward your travels with a visit to the Tennessee Williams Park.

One of his most enduring plays, which became a classic movie starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman, is Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, though The Glass Menagerie is also very popular. Read about those and others here: thoughtco.com.

Tennessee Williams also lived in Florida, Louisiana and New York (Hotel Elysee) and you can visit those pages on this website to read about his later life, works and influence.

The Tennessee Williams House is the sixth stop on our Mississippi Trail, and the Clark House is the eighth.

Patricia Smart