Sewanee, Tennessee

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Population in 2010: 2,311. Population change since 2000: -2.1%
Males: 980  (42.4%)
Females: 1,331  (57.6%)
Median resident age:  21.4 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 37375.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $68,121 (it was $55,625 in 2000)
Sewanee:

$68,121
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,284 (it was $16,484 in 2000)

Sewanee CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $267,851 (it was $173,100 in 2000)
Sewanee:

$267,851
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $236,868; Detached houses: $236,868

Median gross rent in 2012: $886.

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Sewanee races chart
  • White alone - 2,037 (88.1%)
  • Black alone - 113 (4.9%)
  • Asian alone - 67 (2.9%)
  • Hispanic - 66 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.5%)

Races in Sewanee detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sewanee: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (18.6%), German (13.2%), Irish (10.0%), Scottish (8.0%), United States (5.9%), Polish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1920 feet

Land area: 4.63 square miles.

Population density: 499 people per square mile   (low).

Sewanee,TN real estate house value index trend

Sewanee, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Sewanee:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 84.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 52.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sewanee CDP:

  • Never married: 71.9%
  • Now married: 22.3%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 2.6%

65 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.5% Asia).

This place:  2.2%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Sewanee, Tennessee as of February 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sewanee to the number of sex offenders is 1,156 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,378 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,121 (0.5%)

Sewanee satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (38.5 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (81.1 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (468.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Monteagle, TN (2.4 miles ), Cowan, TN (2.4 miles ), Pelham, TN (2.6 miles ), Decherd, TN (3.0 miles ), Sherwood, TN (3.1 miles ), Winchester, TN (3.3 miles ), Tracy City, TN (3.3 miles ), Estill Springs, TN (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 35.20 N, Longitude: 85.92 W

Area code: 931

Sewanee household income distribution Sewanee home values distribution

Crime rates in Sewanee by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000001000020
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.039.90.00.00.00.085.80.0
Robberies 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 100010100010
per 100,000 42.00.00.00.040.40.039.10.00.00.042.90.0
Burglaries 112127181734162331143520
per 100,000 461.8872.81113.9735.0686.91356.7626.2891.81186.4531.51500.9850.7
Thefts 483630322630406083383828
per 100,000 2015.11496.31237.61306.71050.51197.11565.62326.53176.41442.71629.51191.0
Auto thefts 301111111100
per 100,000 125.90.041.340.840.439.939.138.838.338.00.00.0
Arson 201000101112
per 100,000 84.00.041.30.00.00.039.10.038.338.042.985.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 123.5113.7122.9100.695.3167.3110.4149.1200.492.1232.6100.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Sewanee detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 18 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.95
Tennessee average:

2.54
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.0%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (76%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Information (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (2%)
  • Educational services (69%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (18%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (4%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (19%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Religious workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Sewanee: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sewanee, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sewanee-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 85% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.1 miles away from the Sewanee place center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

On 2/13/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 44 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sewanee-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 249.8 miles away from Sewanee center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 117.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 145.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 234.9 miles away from Sewanee center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 218.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sewanee topographic map

Birthplace of: John Calhoun Bell - Congressman and judge, Mike Forster - College basketball player (Lipscomb Bisons).

Hospitals and medical centers in Sewanee:

  • EMERALD-HODGSON HEALTH CARE CENTER (1260 UNIVERSITY AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Sewanee:

  • RCG WINCHESTER (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; WINCHESTER, TN)
  • CARESOUTH HHA HOLDINGS OF WINCHESTER, LLC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; WINCHESTER, TN)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - MOUNTAIN VIEW (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WINCHESTER, TN)
  • SOUTHERN TENNESSEE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; WINCHESTER, TN)
  • WILLOWS AT WINCHESTER CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WINCHESTER, TN)
  • AMEDISYS HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; WINCHESTER, TN)

Airports located in Sewanee:

College/University in Sewanee:

  • Sewanee-The University of the South (Full-time enrollment: 1,747; Location: 735 University Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sewanee.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sewanee:

  • Motlow State Community College (about 25 miles; Tullahoma, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,915)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 37 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 40 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 46 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 47 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 51 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (about 52 miles; Murfreesboro, TN; FT enrollment: 21,628)

Private high school in Sewanee:

  • ST ANDREW'S-SEWANEE SCHOOL (Students: 278; Location: 290 QUINTARD RD; Grades: 6 - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Sewanee:

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Notable locations in Sewanee: Greens View (A), Sewanee Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (B), Sewanee Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (C), Grundy EMS Franklin County (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sewanee include: Sewanee Cumberland Presbyterian Church (A), Otey Memorial Parish Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Eastern Star Cemetery (1), University Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Cheston (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.3%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 85.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.2%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  1.8%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
1,377 people in college/university student housing in 2010
1,277 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
19 people in nursing homes in 2000

Sewanee, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Sewanee compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Sewanee (2011 data):

  • Southern Community Bank: Sewanee Branch at 91 University Avenue, Suite 3, branch established on 2011/12/12. Info updated 2011/09/06: Bank assets: $115.5 mil, Deposits: $91.9 mil, headquarters in Tullahoma, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Tennessee Bancshares, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Sewanee Branch at 69 University Avenue, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Sewanee travel time to work - commute Sewanee mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Electricity (43%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sewanee CDP (based on Franklin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.96%
Here: 52.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCumberland Presbyterian ChurchChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents44.2%15.2%8.8%7.4%6.3%
Congregations22.0%10.1%17.4%8.3%7.3%
NameDuck River and Kindred Baptists AssociationsEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents4.0%3.2%2.8%2.6%5.6%
Congregations6.4%5.5%1.8%4.6%16.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Franklin County:

2.68 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Franklin County:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Franklin County:

6.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.6%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

30.1%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.9%
State:

13.5%

5.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,765 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Coffee County, TN  1.08% ($27,237 average AGI)
from Rutherford County, TN  0.23% ($34,559)
from Bedford County, TN  0.23% ($30,697)


5.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,485 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Coffee County, TN  1.14% ($26,446 average AGI)
to Rutherford County, TN  0.34% ($32,240)
to Bedford County, TN  0.23% ($28,121)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sewanee:

  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WZYX (1440 AM; 5 kW; COWAN, TN; Owner: TIMS FORD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WEPG (910 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: STONE/COLLINS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WMSR (1320 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, TN; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCDT (1340 AM; 1 kW; WINCHESTER, TN; Owner: FRANKLIN COUNTY RADIO & B/CTING, INC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sewanee:

  • WUTS (91.3 FM; SEWANEE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH)
  • WMXF-FM (97.3 FM; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSGM (104.7 FM; COALMONT, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNICATION CORPORATION)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WUSX (93.3 FM; TULLAHOMA, TN; Owner: TENNNESSE VALLEY RADIO, INC)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWTN (99.7 FM; MANCHESTER, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W278AC (103.5 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)
  • WKXJ (98.1 FM; SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUTC (88.1 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WDYN (89.7 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Sewanee:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Sewanee, Tennessee:
  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Tennessee average:
  • Fatal accident count: 149
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 235
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 164
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 379
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

Sewanee fatal accident list:

Oct 1, 2009 06:08 AM, Us-Sr15, Missouri Ave, Lat: 35.20599, Lon: -85.90345, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sewanee)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Sewanee, TN)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • SEWANEE, Deep Woods Rd 2 Mi N Of Fire Tower Rd (Lat: 35.248861 Lon: -85.885556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 86.8 m, Overall height: 90.8 m, Call Sign: WMW575
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6152.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • STATION, Sewanee Firetower (Lat: 35.219778 Lon: -85.888028), Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WNEX883
    Assigned Frequencies: 955.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/24/2009, Expiration Date: 05/16/2019
    Registrant: Tennessee Div. Of Forestry, Bruer Building, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville, TN 37220, Phone: (615) 837-5520, Fax: (615) 837-5003, Email:
  • KLEEPER, Klepper Point Adjacent To I24 Interchange 143 (Lat: 35.139778 Lon: -85.789417), Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WPJC691
    Assigned Frequencies: 2162.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/27/1995, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 12/04/1997
    Registrant: Chattanooga Cellular Telephone Company, One Gte Pl, Alpharetta, GA 30004-8511
  • SEWANEE, Deep Woods Rd 2 Mi N Of Fire Twr Rd (Lat: 35.248861 Lon: -85.885556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 86.8 m, Overall height: 90.8 m, Call Sign: WQNY479
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/07/2011, Expiration Date: 07/07/2021, Certifier: Scott Hedspeth
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • FRANKLIN MARION, 1810 South Pittsburgh Rd (Lat: 35.134667 Lon: -85.853306), Type: Mast, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQQF569
    Assigned Frequencies: 6404.79 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/27/2012, Expiration Date: 11/27/2022, Cancellation Date: 12/21/2012, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • 300 Airport Rd. (Lat: 35.206000 Lon: -85.900194), Type: Mast, Structure height: 7.3 m, Overall height: 7.9 m, Call Sign: WPYT622
    Assigned Frequencies: 136.450 MHz, 136.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/23/2003, Expiration Date: 03/23/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2004
    Registrant: Honeywell International Inc., 23500 W. 105th Street, Olathe, KS 66061, Phone: (913) 712-2759, Email:
  • 300 Airport Rd. (Lat: 35.206000 Lon: -85.900194), Type: Mast, Structure height: 7.3 m, Overall height: 7.9 m, Call Sign: WPZU829
    Assigned Frequencies: 136.450 MHz, 136.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/19/2010, Expiration Date: 12/31/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/23/2010
    Registrant: Honeywell International, Inc., 23500 W. 105th Street, Olathe, KS 66061, Phone: (913) 712-2352, Fax: (913) 712-2951, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sewanee)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: WEBSTER MERLE DEAN RV-6A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-360-A1D (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 138DW , Serial Number: 22798, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 04/12/1997
    Registrant (Corporation): Airword Inc, 267 Claras Point Rd, Sewanee, TN 37375
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-5B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4534L , Serial Number: AA5B1263, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 08/30/1979
    Registrant (Co-Owned): John L Jr Shumard, 703 Can Tex Dr, Sewanee, TN 37375, Other Owners: Ben Vaughan
  • Aircraft: RAVEN INDUSTRIES INC. RALLY RX7 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 5565S , Serial Number: RX7-177, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 11/15/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Paul Cross, Midway Rd Rural Route 1, Sewanee, TN 37375
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 55866 , Serial Number: 28-7325510, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 06/01/1973
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Catherine Cavagnaro-Haight, 482 Wiggins Creek Dr, Sewanee, TN 37375, Other Owners: William T Ii Haight
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7104W , Serial Number: 28-891, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 11/16/1962
    Registrant (Corporation): Sewanee Air Inc, 735 University Ave, Sewanee, TN 37383
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 735YW , Serial Number: 18265800, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 06/20/1977
    Registrant (Individual): William C Kershner, 353 Bent Tree Ln, Sewanee, TN 37375
  • Aircraft: PRUNTY EW/MCKERVEY JF RV-10 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540-D4A5 (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 814BW , Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 06/23/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Eugene W Prunty, 267 Claras Point Rd, Sewanee, TN 37375

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common first names in Sewanee, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William3074.7 years
Mary2777.4 years
John2371.8 years
James2274.0 years
George2174.8 years
Robert1773.1 years
Charles1672.9 years
Arthur875.5 years
Thomas875.1 years
Elizabeth880.6 years
Most common last names in Sewanee, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Green2473.2 years
Mcbee1772.7 years
Smith1680.4 years
Caldwell1272.1 years
Terrill1078.9 years
Garner1068.8 years
Yates1081.8 years
Taylor871.8 years
Reid776.0 years
Long781.0 years

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