Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Allan Gipson 1803~1896

Marker ID: THC 2E 66
Location: on Midway Rd at Pinetree RTd.,  Sewanee, TN 
County: Franklin
Coordinates: N 35° 12.678    W 085° 53.549
  35.2113    -85.89248333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM26ZC


Allan Gipson

Allan Gipson, a pioneer settler of Franklin County (1814), was a merchant, planter, and original benefactor to the University of the South. He dedicated a large tract to the Sewanee domain. Gipson served as a private in the Tennessee Mounted Infantry during the Indian removal. His son Andrew lived here at Gipson's Switch, farming, mining, and servicing the coal trains. Gipson's Switch is where the University of the South trustees detrained in 1857