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


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