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Sewanee in Franklin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
University of the South
 
University of the South Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, December 12, 2009
1. University of the South Marker
 
Inscription. 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 building, October 10, 1860. Destroyed by Federal troops, in July, 1863.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 8.)
 
Location. 35° 12.483′ N, 85° 55.03′ W. Marker is in Sewanee, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is on University Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sewanee TN 37375, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edmund Kirby Smith (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rebel's Rest (approx. 0.3 miles away); Army of Tennessee (approx. 1.3 miles away); Monteagle Sunday School Assembly (approx. 5 miles away); Passing Through Cowan (approx. 6.1 miles away); Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 6.1 miles away); Cowan Railroad Museum (approx. 6.1 miles away); a different marker also named Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sewanee.
 
Also see . . .
 
Confederate Battle Flag in the University of the South Library Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, December 9, 2009
2. Confederate Battle Flag in the University of the South Library
 
 University of the South. (Submitted on December 13, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
 
Informational page about the Confederate Battle Flag in the University of the South Library Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, December 9, 2009
3. Informational page about the Confederate Battle Flag in the University of the South Library
 
 
1851 31 Star Flag in the University of the South Library Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, December 9, 2009
4. 1851 31 Star Flag in the University of the South Library
 
 
Informational page about the 1851 31 Star Flag in the University of the South Library Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, December 9, 2009
5. Informational page about the 1851 31 Star Flag in the University of the South Library
 
 
Confederate Florida Polk Regimental flag in the University of the South Library Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, December 9, 2009
6. Confederate Florida Polk Regimental flag in the University of the South Library
 
 
Confederate Florida Polk Regimental flag informational page in the University of the South Library Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, December 9, 2009
7. Confederate Florida Polk Regimental flag informational page in the University of the South Library
 
 
University of the South Chapel Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, December 12, 2009
8. University of the South Chapel
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,104 times since then. Last updated on December 21, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 13, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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