DescriptionSewanee: The University of the South, owned by 28 Episcopal dioceses in 12 states, was established in Sewanee in 1857. Although most of the institution's assets were destroyed during the Civil War, the school was rebuilt by 1868 and now boasts a central campus of collegiate Gothic sandstone buildings and expansive lawns surrounded by 10,000 acres of forests, lakes and bluffs.
Green's View, at the end of Green's View Road, looks out over farmlands almost 1,000 feet below. Hiking trails extend along the bluffs into coves containing wildflowers and other plants.
The View from the Cross, at the end of Tennessee Avenue near the campus, is marked by a 40-foot cross, which was erected in memory of area war dead. On the way to the cross, within the School of Theology on Tennessee Avenue, is the Chapel of the Apostles, a soaring modern structure of glass and interlocking wooden beams. The school's Office of Communications can provide further information; phone (931) 598-1000.
Things to SeeAll Saints' Chapel