Before there was the University of Tennessee, there was Sewanee. There’s no denying it’s one of the prettiest places in Tennessee.
Or the country, rather.
What other college campus has a dining hall that looks like this?
(Also referred to as Phallic Palace, with good reason.)
And as Gothic architecture like this around every corner?
A well-behaved parrot guarding the courtyard.
And a cross perched on a hillside that quite literally feels omnipresent?
The grand ol’ University of the South.
While I loved my two years there, ultimately, it was just way too small for me—a sprawling 40,000 acres, but just 1,400 students, or the size of my high school. And way too close to home.