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Sewanee in Franklin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Saints Rest

 
 
Saints Rest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 26, 2020
1. Saints Rest Marker
Inscription.  At this site stands Saints Rest, among the three oldest remaining houses in Sewanee. Erected in 1870 by Charlotte Bull Barnwell Elliott, widow of a founding Episcopal bishop from Georgia, Stephen Elliott, it was part of the postwar revival of the University. A pre-Civil War cabin on this site was the writing studio of Sarah Barnwell Elliott, Tennessee suffragist. Saints Rest echoes the name of "Rebel's Rest” which stood from 1866 to 2014 north of this site. The cottage next door, "Sinners Hope,” suggests the delight in house naming among Sewanee residents.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 82.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 12.111′ N, 85° 55.296′ W. Marker is in Sewanee, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is on Tennessee Avenue just west
Saints Rest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 26, 2020
2. Saints Rest Marker
of University Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Tennessee Ave, Sewanee TN 37375, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rebel's Rest (approx. ¼ mile away); Desegregation of Franklin County Public Schools (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edmund Kirby Smith (approx. 0.4 miles away); University of the South (approx. half a mile away); Army of Tennessee (approx. 0.8 miles away); Allan Gipson (approx. 1.8 miles away); Grundy County / Marion County (approx. 5.3 miles away); Monteagle Sunday School Assembly (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sewanee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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