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Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The University of The South

 
 
The University of The South Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, December 22, 2007
1. The University of The South Marker
Inscription.  Founded here July 4, 1857, when its first trustees, representing Episcopal dioceses in ten Southern states, met to adopt the plan of Bishop (later Confederate General) Leonidas Polk for a university to be sponsored by the Episcopal Church. Following the colorful ceremony here, a second meeting of the Board was held in Montgomery, Alabama, in November, 1857, and Sewanee, Tennessee was chosen as the site.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 56.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 34° 59.69′ N, 85° 20.637′ W. Marker is in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on East Brow Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Summertown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spiritualist Camp Ground (approx. ¼ mile away);
The University of The South Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, December 22, 2007
2. The University of The South Marker
Lookout Mountain Educational Institute (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sunset Rock (approx. 0.7 miles away); Federal Entrenchments (approx. 0.9 miles away); Medal of Honor Heritage Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cravens House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Soldier Tourists (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
Also see . . .  Sewanee; The University of the South. (Submitted on November 25, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.)
 
Wide view of The University of The South Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, June 17, 2014
3. Wide view of The University of The South Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 2,439 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   3. submitted on June 18, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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