New Sewanee Historical Marker Installed on Tennessee Avenue
A new historical marker was installed in Sewanee on Dec. 13. The marker, at 40 Tennessee Ave., celebrates the historic home Saints Rest. The home is one of the three oldest remaining houses in Sewanee. It was erected in 1870 by Charlotte Bull Barnwell Elliott, widow of one of the University of the South’s founding bishops, Stephen Elliott. The home was part of the postwar revival of the University. A pre-Civil War cabin on the same site was the writing studio of Tennessee suffragist Sarah Barnwell Elliott.