Sewanee: The University of the South’s campus is called The Domain. It covers stunning 13,000 acres in the Cumberland Plateau, located in the southern section of the Appalachian Plateau, west of the Appalachian Mountains. The area is beautiful especially in springtime which happens to be when we visited. The university consists of the College of Arts and Sciences and The School of Theology. They also offer The School of Letters which is a master’s degree summer program.
Its history dates back to 1856 when 10 southern Episcopalian dioceses agreed to build a university. The Civil war and financial struggles delayed construction. Eventually the university was able to grow from 3 buildings in its first convocation in 1868 to many gothic styled structures spread over 1,000 acres. Today, it is recognized as a leading liberal arts university, owned by 28 Episcopal dioceses, and governed by a board of directors. Sewanee’s campus is considered one of the most beautiful in the US and I have to agree. It was such a pleasure to meander on campus observing the architecture around me. I went inside the All-Saints Chapel only to be mesmerized by its stunning stained-glass windows.
I highly recommend a stop at Sewanee when in the Chattanooga area. Check my posts links below for the best hiking trails and scenic stops near Sewanee.
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