University of the South

University of the South (HM1653)

Location: Sewanee, TN 37375 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 12.483', W 85° 55.03'

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Founded Jan. 6, 1858, under charter granting perpetual direction by the Episcopal Church in Ala., Ark., Ga., La., Miss., N. Car., S. Car., Tenn., and Texas. Nearby, Leonidas Polk, Bishop of La., later Lt. Gen., C.S.A., laid the cornerstone for the central building, October 10, 1860. Destroyed by Federal troops, in July, 1863.
HM NumberHM1653
Marker Number2E 8
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 5:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 598561 N 3896652
Decimal Degrees35.20805000, -85.91716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 12.483', W 85° 55.03'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 12' 28.98" N, 85° 55' 1.80" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1049-1101 University Ave, Sewanee TN 37375, US
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