Sewanee, Tennessee: Lone Rock

Steps were cut into this roadside boulder in 1936 to give people a scenic view from its summit. No handrails. Careless people have died here.

Address:
11404 Sewanee Hwy, Sewanee, TN
Directions:
The rock is on the northbound side of US Hwy 41A, which, in this twisty-turny mountain region, is about a mile south of downtown Sewanee.
Admission:
Free
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The Rock.

The Rock

A huge rock sits on the side of the road off of Route 41A. There are no signs or handrails, but there's a solid staircase built out of the rock that takes you to the top for a stunning view of the area. There is room for several cars to park, and a trash can on site. Can't find much information about this landmark anywhere but it does exist.

A tourist fell off the rock in 2012 and died, so do be careful!

[RCiprotti, 09/07/2015]

Route 41A used to be The Dixie Highway, a main north-south vacation travel road. The rock's official name is "Lone Rock," and the steps were built in 1936 to make it more inviting as a tourist attraction.


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