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Map of Maycomb, Alabama
Transcript of Map of Maycomb, Alabama
This is the home of Scout, Jem, and Atticus Finch. It is also the workplace of Calpurnia, the African-American cook, housekeeper, and caretaker to the children ever since the death of their mother.
This is the place where Scout, Jem, and Dill do all of their acting.
The Setting of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird".
Maycomb is the county seat of Maycomb County. It is a tired town suffering from the Great Depression. It is predominantly racist.
Miss Rachel Haverford resides in this house, and Charles "Dill" Baker Harris visits his aunt here; he is a friend to the Finch kids and is fascinated with the mystery shrouding Boo Radley.
Mrs. Dubose's House
This is the home of morphine-addicted Mrs. Dubose, who seems mean to the children. They try to avoid her and the house at all costs, due to her narcissistic comments and insults. This house is a source of anxiety for the children. However, the end of her life brings forth the opportunity for Atticus to teach the children an important lesson.
20 Miles to Finch's Landing
The Radley House
The Radley House is one that is quite dilapidated, and contains the 2 Radley boys, Nathan, and Arthur ("Boo"). They are mysterious shut-ins like their parents. Boo's troubled past and their family's mystery lead everyone in town to fear them and their property. However, the truth is discovered when Boo rescues Scout.
Miss Stephanie Crawford resides here. She is the town busybody and often shares gossip about the Radleys with the children.
This is the tree where Boo leaves gifts for the children, such as gum, pennies, twine, 2 miniatures of children (presumably Scout and Jem), a spelling bee medal, and a pocket watch. Nathan Radley learns of this and fills the hole with cement.
Miss Maudie Atkinson, a Baptist widow, who is quite in love with her garden, lives here. Miss Caroline Fisher, the first grade teacher with grand ideas, boards in the front room. The house catches fire, and Miss Maudie seems even a little happy because she will have room for more garden.
Mr. Avery is a course man who whittles wood, and stays on his porch very late at night. The children are blamed by him for the change in weather, because they were misbehaving. The children see him urinate off his porch and are quite impressed.
This is the school that Scout and Jem attend. Miss Caroline is a teacher here, bringing new 'foreign' ideas from northern Alabama.
Main Residential Street
This is where Cecil Jacobs, Scout and Jem's schoolmate lives. They get in a fight when Cecil says that Atticus defends African Americans. Scout thinks Cecil is following her home from the pageant, but it is in fact Mr. Ewell.
Mail is sent and recieved here. The children wait for Atticus at one point in the novel here.
The Maycomb newspaper office, owned, edited, and printed by Mr. Braxton Bragg Underwood. Mr. Underwood respects Atticus and proves to be his ally. Mr. Underwood lives in the upper level and see everything that happens in the square.
This is where Tom Robinson was held before his trial when the Old Sarum gang tried intruding.
Mrs. Dubose predicts that Scout will someday end up waiting tables here.
This is the courthouse where the Tom Robinson trial takes place. It is segregated so that African Americans can only be on the balcony. Atticus Finch used to have his office here, but he moved to the calmer bank building.
Bank/Finch Law Office
Home to the Ewells, who represent the darkness of the South. They are poor, and the 8 children live in squalor. Bob Ewell is the main antagonist.
This is where most of the African Americans in Maycomb County reside, including Tom Robinson and his family, Calpurnia, and even white Mr. Raymond with his mistress and children.
First Purchase Church
The African-American Church that Calpurnia take the children to visit.
This is the home of the poor, farming Cunninghams. The son, Walter, who attends with Scout, is proud and even eats with her at home after a dispute over lunch money. When the mob goes to the jail, Mr. Cunningham is the one who convinces them to go away after Scout's polite request.
Mayella tries to seduce Tom Robinson as he is walking home from work, asking him to come in and bust up a chiffarobe. This does not work, but Bob Ewell finds out and tries to pin rape on Tom. A lawsuit ensues and, in the end, it is discovered that it is Bob who raped his daughter.
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1960.