Sewanee in Franklin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Edmund Kirby Smith
May 16, 1824 – March 28, 1893
After the war, Smith was active in the telegraph business and education. From 1866 to 1868, he was president of the Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Company. When that effort ended in failure, he started a preparatory school in Newcastle, Kentucky. In 1870, he combined efforts with former Confederate general officer Bushrod Johnson and became president of the University of Nashville. In 1875, he left that post to become professor of mathematics at the University of the South at Sewanee from 1875 to 1893. At the time of his death in Sewanee, he was the last surviving man who had been a full general in the war. He is buried in the University Cemetery at Sewanee.
Location. 35° 12.459′ N, 85° 55.15′ W. Marker is in Sewanee, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is on University Ave., on the Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sewanee TN 37383, 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. University of the South (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rebel's Rest (approx. 0.2 miles away); Army of Tennessee (approx. 1.3 miles away); Allan Gipson (approx. 1½ miles away); Monteagle Sunday School Assembly (approx. 5.1 miles away); Passing Through Cowan (approx. 6 miles away); Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 6 miles away); Cowan Railroad Museum (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sewanee.
Also see . . .
1. Edmund Kirby Smith residence, Shreveport, LA. (Submitted on December 13, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
2. Edmund Kirby Smith. (Submitted on December 13, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
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