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Welcome to Sewanee ...

Sewanee is located in Franklin County<1>.

The location of Sewanee has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Sewanee had a population of 2,311 people.<3> (see below for details).

Sewanee is 1,920 feet [585 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Sewanee lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Sewanee (for example, toward Signal Mountain), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The telephone area code for Sewanee: (931)

Websites for Sewanee ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.franklincountychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Sewanee, the following might be of interest:

Adding Sewanee to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Sewanee in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Sewanee elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sewanee on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Sewanee ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Sewanee - it's located in Kansas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sewanee.

Communities near Sewanee ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sewanee.

  • Tullahoma [Coffee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tullahoma
    • Tullahoma [Coffee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Sewanee
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,555 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tullahoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tullahoma<6>
  • Winchester [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Sewanee
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,982 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester<6>
  • Jasper [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
    • Jasper [Marion County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Sewanee
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,447 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper<6>
  • South Pittsburg [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Pittsburg
    • South Pittsburg [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Sewanee
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,029 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Pittsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Pittsburg<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Decherd [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decherd
      • Decherd [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Sewanee
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,371 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decherd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decherd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decherd<6>
    • Southgate Park [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southgate Park
      • Southgate Park [Coffee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Sewanee
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southgate Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southgate Park
    • Estill Springs [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estill Springs
      • Estill Springs [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Sewanee
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,034 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estill Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estill Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estill Springs<6>
    • Gruetli [Grundy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gruetli
      • Gruetli [Grundy County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Sewanee
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,775 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gruetli have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gruetli
    • Gruetli-Laager [Grundy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gruetli-Laager
      • Gruetli-Laager [Grundy County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Sewanee
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gruetli-Laager have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gruetli-Laager
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gruetli-Laager<6>
    • Cowan [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowan
      • Cowan [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Sewanee
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowan<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sewanee. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sewanee.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sewanee. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sewanee.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sewanee. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sewanee.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sewanee ...

Looking for more information about Sewanee? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sewanee, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sewanee.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About Franklin County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sewanee. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Franklin County: www.franklincotn.us/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Franklin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sewanee.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sewanee - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sewanee) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sewanee. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sewanee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sewanee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2031, Longitude: -85.9211       In this case, the coordinates for Sewanee have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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