Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 72.)
Location. 35° 7.451′ N, 90° 1.774′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker can be reached from South Dudley Street half a mile south of E.H. Crump Boulevard (U.S. 78), on the left. Click for map. Enter Elmwood Cemetery through gates and over bridge. Marker is adjacent (right side) to visitor center which is found immediately to your left when you cross entry bridge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 824 South Dudley Street, Memphis TN 38104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Kit Dalton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Soldiers Rest (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edward Shaw Hollis Freeman Price, Sr. (approx. half a mile away); Benjamin Albert Imes (approx. half a mile away); Second Congregational Church (approx. half a mile away); The Memphis 13/Bruce Elementary (approx. 0.7 miles away); Annesdale Park Subdivision (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Memphis.
Also see . . . Elmwood Cemetery Website. (Submitted on August 2, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York.)
Elmwood Cemetery was one of the first rural garden cemeteries in the US south and presently has 75,000 people buried there in its 80+ acres. The cemetery is characterized by its ancient oaks, magnolias and elms which shade the property and provide a fitting backdrop for this historic site.
A one hour driving audio tour is available which provides an excellent story about those buried here and the events surrounding these individuals.
— Submitted August 2, 2009, by Mary Ellen
Additional keywords. Memphis at rest since 1852, Historic Cemetery, Civil War Cemetery, Yellow Fever Epidemic
Categories. • African Americans • Antebellum South, US • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Military • War, US Civil •
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