In To Kill A Mockingbird the name of Simon's homestead is "Finch's Landing". The homestead was built by Scout and Jem's ancestor Simon Finch. During the story the homestead plays a role when Scout and Jem are forced to spend Christmas there with Aunt Alexandra. Scout and Jem enjoy the time they spend with their Uncle Jack, however, they resent the time visiting their Aunt Alexandra because they have to play with their cousin, Francis. This location in the novel allows for a more in depth picture of the familial relationships that impact the lives of the characters.