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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.

11404 Sewanee Hwy, Sewanee, TN
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.
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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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