See her memoir, An American Childhood (1987); The Annie Dillard Reader (1994); studies by L. L. Smith (1991), S. H. Johnson (1992), and N. C. Parrish (1998).
See B. G. Brawley, Dr. Dillard of the Jeanes Fund (1930, repr. 1971).
Dillard is located at (34.974716, -83.384009).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²), all of it land.
The small town is now known primarily for the Dillard House, a regionally well-known inn, restaurant and conference center that serves traditional southern fare. John M. Dillard of Greenville, South Carolina has extensively documented the history of John Dillard and his descendants.
There were 88 households out of which 19.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.89.
In the city the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 19.7% from 25 to 44, 33.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $44,167. Males had a median income of $33,958 versus $31,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,951. About 9.1% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 19.4% of those sixty five or over.