FIRST -- University of the South Trustee Meeting, Chattanooga TN
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N 34° 59.689 W 085° 20.648
16S E 651117 N 3873720
Quick Description: The first meeting of the Board of Trustees for the University of the South took place at this spot on Lookout Mountain, near, Chattanooga TN
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2017 10:30:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMWTKY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Zork V
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Long Description:
The first Board of Trustees for the University of the South too place at this spot on Lookout Mountain in 1857. A state historic marker at the spot reads as follows:

"2A 56

The University of the South

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."
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Date of FIRST: 7/4/1857

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