Sewanee, Tennessee

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Sewanee is a census-designated place (CDP) in Franklin County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 2,361 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Tullahoma, Tennessee Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Sewanee lies on the mountainous Cumberland Plateau in the southeastern part of Middle Tennessee. It is best known as the home of The University of the South, founded by Episcopal Bishop-General Leonidas Polk (C.S.A.) and for the Sewanee Review, published there continuously since 1892. Nearby St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, one of the oldest boarding-day schools in the South, is a private school for grades 6 through 12 with a student population of 100 boarding and 150 day students. The Templeton Library, which is to be the repository of the papers of financier Sir John Templeton, a native of the area, was recently built there.



Sewanee is located at 35°12′4″N 85°55′17″W / 35.20111°N 85.92139°W / 35.20111; -85.92139 (35.201232, -85.921524)[3]. It is at elevation 1,920 feet.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.0 km²), of which, 4.6 square miles (12.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.43%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,361 people, 494 households, and 302 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 510.2 people per square mile (196.9/km²). There were 554 housing units at an average density of 119.7/sq mi (46.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.10% White, 5.42% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population.

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