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Sewanee: The University of the South -- Sewanee, Tennessee
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lilluckyclover
N 35° 12.241 W 085° 55.237
16S E 598252 N 3896201
Quick Description: The University of the South is located in Sewanee, TN atop the Cumberland Plateau.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 9/3/2007 9:57:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM24TE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 148

Long Description:
The University of the South is a private, coeducational liberal arts college located in Sewanee, Tennessee. It is owned by twenty-eight southern dioceses of the Episcopal Church and its School of Theology is an official seminary of the denomination.

On July 4, 1857, delegates from ten dioceses of the Episcopal Church — Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas — met together at Lookout Mountain to found a denominational college for the region. The cornerstone, laid on October 10, 1860, was destroyed in 1863 by Union soldiers from an Illinois regiment; many of the pieces were collected and kept as keepsakes by the soldiers. Several figures later prominent in the Confederacy, notably Bishop Leonidas Polk, General Edmund Kirby Smith and Bishop James Hervey Otey, were involved in the founding of the University.
Name: Sewanee: The University of the South

Location/Address:
735 University Ave.
Sewanee, TN United States
37383


Phone Number: 931-598-1000

Web Site: [Web Link]

Type of School: Undergraduate School with Graduate Programs

School Affiliation: Private -- Other (specify in description)

Date Founded: July 4, 1857

Enrollment: 1400

Nicknames/Mascots: Tigers

School Colors: Purple, Old Gold, White

School Motto: EQB

Location of GPS Coordinates: Middle of the Quad by All Saints Chapel

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