Where is the location of Miss Stephanie Crawford, Cecil Jacobs, and the post office with page numbers and chapters?I know it's eight houses down from Miss Dubose, but I need the page number...

Where is the location of Miss Stephanie Crawford, Cecil Jacobs, and the post office with page numbers and chapters?

I know it's eight houses down from Miss Dubose, but I need the page number saying that.

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bullgatortail eNotes educator| Certified Educator

You can find the descriptions of both Cecil Jacobs' house and the location of the Maycomb Post Office about one-third of the way through Chapter 4 of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird (it's on page 35 of my very old paperback copy of the novel). Scout describes Cecil's home as part of her reasoning why he walked one mile out of the way each day just to avoid the Radley House.

     Cecil Jacobs, who lived at the far end of our street next door to the post office...

In Chapter 15, there is one more mention of the post office location. From Mrs. Dubose's house,

... there were eight more houses to the post office corner.

As for Miss Stephanie's house, she lives directly across the street from the Finch house, with Miss Maudie living one house to the north of Miss Stephanie (this can be visualized on eNotes's excellent Map of Maycomb in the link below). We know that Stephanie lives next door to Maudie since, on the night of Maudie's house fire,

Another fire truck appeared and stopped in front of Miss Stephanie Crawford's.

At the end of the story, Scout speculates that "if Miss Stephanie was watching from her upstairs window," she would have seen Scout being escorted by Boo Radley. I don't believe there is a more specific description of the exact location of Miss Stephanie's house.

mwestwood eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Miss Stephanie Crawford, "the neighborhood scold," lives directly across the street from the Finches. Her house is on the south side of Miss Maudie's house. Unfortunately, in chapter 8, Miss Maudie's house catches fire one bitterly cold winter night (the temperature was below freezing, an extreme temperature for South Alabama). Because the hydrants are frozen, the firemen use extinguishers to try to soak Miss Crawford's house to prevent its being ignited by sparks from Miss Maudie's house which is so near hers. "There was no hydrant for another hose, and the men tried to soak her house with hand extinguishers." (75) 

Cecil Jacobs lives ten houses north from the Finches; this house is the last one before someone reaches the post office and the town square. In Chapter 4, Scout narrates that "Cecil Jacobs lives on the far end of our street next door to the post office" (p.34). But he "walked a total of one mile per school day to avoid the Radley Place and old Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose."

Mrs. Dubose lives two houses north of the Finches. In chapter 15, as Jem, Scout, and Dill walk to town late at night to find Atticus, the reader gains some perspective of the neighborhood and the town square with its various buildings. Scout narrates that they walked past "the boarded-up house of Mrs. Dubose's, standing empty and shuttered. There were eight more houses to the post office corner." (152)

user1578431 | Student

page 39 in the 50th annivesary addition

user1578431 | Student

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countrygirl123 | Student

i still cannot find the page saying where the post office is located. 

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