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Sewanee is a small town of 2,300 located in Franklin County, just east of the city of Monteagle. It lies in the mountainous Cumberland Plateau Region in the southeastern part of Middle Tennessee. The town of Sewanee is most well known as the home of The University of the South. The St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, one of the oldest boarding-day schools in the South, is also located here. Sewanee combines culture, arts, music and theater with an appealing small town atmosphere. Points of interest include "The Cross," a World War I memorial that is located on a bluff outside of the town, and The Natural Bridge, a rare geological formation landmark that is a beautiful, peaceful spot for a walk and contemplation. The nearby town of Monteagle is home to a winery that offers tours for visitors, and it's also well known for its' Sunday flea markets and Mountain Market Craft Show, held each August. The South Cumberland State Park region has miles of hiking trails, waterfalls and mountains streams for fishing, guided nature tours, swimming, golf and tennis. Located just hour drive to Chattanooga, Sewanee is near the popular attractions of Rock City Gardens, Ruby Falls and Lookout Mountain, where you can take a thrilling ride on the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, the world's steepest passenger railway.

Surrounding areas: Monteagle, Tennessee (5.5 mi), Tims Ford Lake, Tennessee (20.2 mi), Chattanooga, Tennessee (36.2 mi)

Sewanee Vacation Rentals

Sewanee Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Jameson Inn1838 Decherd BlvdDecherd, TN9.8 mi.(931) 962-0130
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites300 Battle Creek RdKimball, TN17.0 mi.(423) 837-1500
Comfort Inn205 Kimball CrossingKimball, TN17.6 mi.(423) 837-2478
Days Inn KimballI-24 And Exit 152Kimball, TN17.7 mi.(423) 837-7933
Budget Host Inn395 Main StKimball, TN18.6 mi.(615) 837-7185
Acuff Country Inn1156 Hwy 28Jasper, TN18.9 mi.(423) 942-6370
Days Inn - KimballJasper, TN18.9 mi.(423) 837-7933
Days Inn - KimballJasper, TN18.9 mi.(423) 837-7933
Ramada Inn2314 Hillsboro BlvdManchester, TN19.0 mi.(931) 728-0800
Country Inn & Suites126 Expressway DrManchester, TN19.3 mi.(931) 728-7551
Veranda House100 West Lincoln StTullahoma, TN19.7 mi.(931) 455-2300
Steeplechase Inn1410 N Jackson StTullahoma, TN20.9 mi.(931) 455-4501
Comfort Inn-manchesterRt 8 US Hwy 41 S Exit 114Manchester, TN21.4 mi.(931) 728-0800
Holiday Inn Express & Suites/Conference Ctr111 Hospitality BlvdManchester, TN21.4 mi.(931) 728-9383
Knights Inn224 Expy DrManchester, TN21.4 mi.(931) 728-1001
Hampton Inn1922 N Jackson StTullahoma, TN21.6 mi.(931) 461-5222
Jameson Inn Tullahoma TN2113 N Jackson StTullahoma, TN22.2 mi.(931) 455-7891
Econolodge840 Interstate DrManchester, TN22.5 mi.(931) 728-6023
Hampton Inn33 Paradise StManchester, TN22.7 mi.(931) 728-3300

Sewanee Weather & Climate

Southeastern Tennessee has a mild climate with four distinct seasons. The principal source of moisture comes from the Gulf of Mexico to the south, which results in a gradual decrease of precipitation from south to north. The Cumberland Plateau Region averages 50-55 inches of precipitation each year, with the greatest in winter and early spring. Thunderstorm activity can be expected in summer. Average snowfall averages 12 inches statewide but due to the relatively mild conditions, it rarely persists for more than a few days. Summers are usually warm and humid, with cooler temperatures in the high mountain regions. Severe weather, such as tornadoes or blizzards, is almost unheard of in the state, although severe thunderstorms with damaging winds are experienced at scattered locations throughout the region each year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 43°F 26°F 5.98 in. -
February 48°F 30°F 5.04 in. -
March 56°F 37°F 6.94 in. -
April 66°F 45°F 5.03 in. -
May 73°F 54°F 5.52 in. -
June 80°F 61°F 4.78 in. -
July 83°F 65°F 5.44 in. -
August 83°F 64°F 4.04 in. -
September 77°F 59°F 4.94 in. -
October 67°F 47°F 4.25 in. -
November 56°F 38°F 5.88 in. -
December 47°F 29°F 5.93 in. -

Sewanee Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Lovell Field (CHA) located about 42 miles southeast of Sewanee in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Huntsville International Carl T Jones Field (HSV) located approximately 62 miles southwest of Sewanee in Huntsville / Decatur, Alabama, the Upper Cumberland Regional airport (SRB) located roughly 62 miles northeast of Sewanee in Sparta, Tennessee, the Smyrna airport (MQY) located around 65 miles northwest of Sewanee in Smyrna, Tennessee, Albertville Municipal Thomas J Brumlik Field (8A0) located about 69 miles southwest of Sewanee in Albertville, Alabama, the Richard B Russell airport (RMG) located approximately 73 miles southeast of Sewanee in Rome, Georgia, and finally the Maury County airport (MRC) located roughly 74 miles southeast of Sewanee in Columbia / Mount Pleasant, Tennessee.

Sewanee Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Lake WinnepesaukahRossvilleGA39.0 mi.
Southern AdventuresHuntsvilleAL49.9 mi.
Nashville Valley Amusement ParkNashvilleTN82.3 mi.
Tennessee State FairgroundsNashvilleTN82.3 mi.
Water Parks
Aquatic CenterDecaturAL73.0 mi.
Nashville Shores Water ParkNashvilleTN82.3 mi.
White Water ParkMariettaGA116.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Sewanee Golf & Tennis ClubSewaneeTN 
Scenic View Golf CourseWinchesterTN9.8 mi.
Sequatchie Valley Golf & Country ClubSouth PittsburgTN18.3 mi.
Old Stone Fort State Park Golf CourseManchesterTN21.1 mi.
Willowbrook Golf ClubManchesterTN21.1 mi.
Hidden Valley Golf CourseBryantAL24.5 mi.
State Parks
Old Stone Fort State ParkTN21.6 mi. 
Cloudland Canyon State ParkGA35.4 mi. 
National Knife MuseumChattanoogaTN36.2 mi.(Technology)
Tennessee Valley Railroad MuseumChattanoogaTN36.2 mi.(Technology)
Chattanooga Regional History MuseumChattanoogaTN36.2 mi.(History)
U.S. Space & Rocket CenterHuntsvilleAL49.9 mi.(Science)
Huntsville Museum of ArtHuntsvilleAL49.9 mi.(Art)
EarlyWorks History ComlexHuntsvilleAL49.9 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN36.2 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN36.2 mi.

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