Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Rebel's Rest

Marker ID: THC 2E 55
Location: on University Avenue, Sewanee, TN
County: Franklin
Coordinates: N 35° 12.321    W 085° 55.25
  35.20535    -85.92083333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM24VB


Here, before the War Between the States, stood the frame residence of Bishop Leonidas Polk of Louisiana, a principal founder of the University of the South. Here were built in 1866 the first two log cabins of postwar Sewanee by Bishop Charles T. Quintard