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Sewanee TN

Sewanee Tennessee

Sewanee TN

Sewanee TN is a small college town in Franklin County, TN  that is located in between Winchester TN and Monteagle TN.  

The picturesque rolling hills, hiking trails, and Sewanee University otherwise known as University of the South makes Sewanee a great place to live.  It is located just a few miles from the Tims Ford Lake.

What is the History of Sewanee TN?

Sewanee TN, commonly known as the home of The University of the South, has a rich and unique history. Founded in 1857, the university and the town itself were born out of a vision of Southern Episcopal bishops to create a Southern university free of Northern influences. The Civil War, however, brought construction to a halt, and it wasn't until 1868 that the university in Sewanee TN opened its doors. 

The name "Sewanee" comes from the Shawnee Native American tribe, who once inhabited the area. The town, perched atop the Cumberland Plateau, is renowned for its scenic beauty, encompassing dense forests, striking mountain vistas, and an abundance of natural wildlife. Over the years, Sewanee has evolved into a hub of education, culture, and Episcopal religion. 

The Sewanee TN's architecture, much of which dates back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries, reflects Gothic and Victorian styles, contributing to its historic charm. Sewanee's blend of natural beauty, deep-seated traditions, and academic atmosphere continues to define its unique character in the heart of Tennessee.

Sewanee - All Saints Chaple
Sewanee TN - All Saints Chapel - University of the South

Sewanee TN - McClurg Hall

What Is The 
Sewanee TN University?

The University of the South, widely known as Sewanee, is a private Episcopal liberal arts college located in Sewanee, TN. Founded in 1857 by Episcopal bishops of the southern states, the university holds a distinct place in American higher education history. 

Sewanee University's 13,000-acre campus, situated atop the Cumberland Plateau, is renowned for its Gothic-style architecture and natural beauty, featuring extensive woodlands and hiking trails. Sewanee offers a rigorous academic program with a strong emphasis on the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, fostering a close-knit community where students and faculty often collaborate. 

The Sewanee university is also known for its honor code, which is strictly upheld by the student body. This commitment to integrity and respect shapes the campus culture. Sewanee is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South and is distinguished by its School of Theology, which contributes significantly to its Episcopal heritage. With a tradition of excellence in liberal arts education, Sewanee remains dedicated to fostering intellectual, spiritual, and social growth among its students.

What is the 
Sewanee TN Zip Code?

The Sewanee TN zip code is 37375

Sewanee is also in the 931 area code.

Sewanee TN Zip Code

Sewanee TN University of the South

What Are The Demographics 
of Sewanee TN?  

Sewanee TN as of 2023, has a population of 2,651. This represents a slight decrease from the 2020 United States census, which recorded a population of 2,535, with 469 households and 249 families residing in the community. The population density as of 2020 was 510.2 inhabitants per square mile.

In terms of demographics, the Sewanee Tennessee's population primarily skews toward the age group of 18-24, likely influenced by the presence of The University of the South. The community is predominantly singles, with 78.9% of the population being single and only 21.1% being married couples. This again could be attributed to the university's influence on the town's demographic structure.

Politically, the population in Sewanee Tennessee tends to lean Republican, and the predominant religion in the area is Protestant. Economically, the average household income in Sewanee is notably high at $139,928, but the town still experiences a poverty rate of about 10.59%. The unemployment rate is remarkably low at 1.1%, and about 5.3% of the population are non-citizens.

What Activities Are There In 
Sewanee TN?

Sewanee TN is a delightful destination for visitors, offering a blend of outdoor, educational, and cultural experiences. Nature enthusiasts can explore the Domain of Sewanee, with over 65 miles of hiking and cycling trails, including the picturesque Bridal Veil Falls and Shakerag Trails. 

The University of the South is a must-visit for its historic and architectural significance.

Additionally, the Mountain Goat Trail and Natural Bridge State Natural Area provide ample opportunities for hiking and enjoying the scenic beauty of the Cumberland Plateau. Sewanee's combination of natural splendor, rich history, and cultural attractions make it an engaging and serene getaway.
Bridal Veil Falls in Sewanee TN

Sewanee TN is located about 15 minutes from  Tims Ford Lake which is a 10,600 acre recreation and fishing lake.

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What is the Sewanee TN Weather?

The Sewanee TN weather is very similar to Winchester TN Weather which brings 4 seasons, humidity during the summer and varaible weather during the winter along with potential snow and freezing rain -- see the live Weather Radar .

Are There Hotels in Sewanee TN?

Actually, one of the nicest hotels in the area is located in Sewanee Tennessee ... along with an outstanding golf course.  The hotel is the Sewanee Inn which is a 4-5 star hotel adjacent to the campus of the University of the South.

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What are the Sewanee TN Restaurants?

There are a handful of restaurants in Sewanee TN.  One of the restaurants has been there operating for over a hundred years which is called Shenanigans.  There are other Sewanee restaurants including a coffee shop, and a market as well.  Drive a bit further away to the Winchester TN area to find a wealth of restaurants in the area.

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