Q. Where was the Sewanee Depot Located

TIhe Dixie Highway ran through Monteagle. have a general map that stated the Dixie ran from Cowan to Sewanee and the driver was to turn left at the depot and continue through the campus. Do you know where the depot was located? Would that be the main intersection or not (near the Hair Depot)? I had wondered if the Cross had been built on the Dixie route. Thanks for your help. (I am not an alumni but had to check something...)

Answer

Ms. Carver,

The old depot is now the Hair Depot building.  Hwy 41a or the old Dixie Hwy used to go down Tennessee Avenue in Sewanee which now ends at the Veteran's Cross.  The old road turned to the left near the present day cross and then proceeded down the mountain to Cowan.  Hope this helps.

Mary O'Neill

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  • Last Updated Jul 26, 2016
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