Historic Markers Across Tennessee



University of the South



Marker ID: THC 2E 8
Location: on University Avenue, Sewanee, TN
County: Franklin
Coordinates: N 35° 12.483    W 085° 55.03
  35.20805    -85.91716666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM24TW
 



Text:

Founded Jan. 6, 1858, under charter granting perpetual direction by the Episcopal Church in Ala., Ark., Ga., La., Miss., N. Car., S. Car., Tenn., and Texas. Nearby, Leonidas Polk, Bishop of La., later Lt. Gen., C.S.A., laid the cornerstone for the central