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

Rebel's Rest

 
 
Rebel's Rest Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 12, 2009
1. Rebel's Rest Marker
Inscription.  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 and Major George R. Fairbanks. In the latter were held the meeting of the trustees in 1866 and founding of the EQB Club in 1870. (Marker Number 2E 55.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 35° 12.321′ N, 85° 55.25′ W. Marker is in Sewanee, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is on University Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sewanee TN 37375, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edmund Kirby Smith (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saints Rest (approx. ¼ mile away); University of the South (approx. ¼ mile away); Desegregation of Franklin County Public Schools
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Army of Tennessee (approx. 1.1 miles away); Allan Gipson (approx. 1.7 miles away); Struggling Through the Mountains (approx. 4.4 miles away); Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sewanee.
 
Rebel's Rest overview image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 12, 2009
2. Rebel's Rest overview
Rebel's Rest Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jack Gardner, circa 1969
3. Rebel's Rest Marker
Rebel's Rest Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Gardner, circa 1969
4. Rebel's Rest Marker
You can see from this slide it is the same house in the photo taken by the other gentleman. Look closely at the left side of the photo at the corner of the house. Also, compare the the roof's edge and you can see the detailed scallops.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 2,469 times since then and 151 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on July 3, 2010, by John Gardner of Fair Oaks, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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