Sewanee Memorial Cross, TN

Initially built in 1922 as a memorial to Sewanee residents who died in World War I, the 60-ft Sewanee memorial cross sits on the summit of a bluff overlooking the Franklin County valley on the campus of The University of the South in Sewanee, TN. Since that time, other plaques were added to memorialize locals who gave their lives in other wars or armed conflicts including World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Desert Storm. The view of the valley from the memorial is beautifully scenic. The trail head is located at the Memorial Cross, I snapped a few photos before we started. We completed the hike, had dinner then came back to the cross to watch the sunset.


References Classic History .Net, Origins of Summit Crosses

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