Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
settled in Memphis, 1833. His home was the scene of three important religious occasions in Memphis:
first Catholic mass, 1839;
first Catholic marriage, 1840;
first Catholic baptism, 1841.
Magevney, pioneer teacher and civil leader, died in the yellow fever epidemic in 1875.
In 1941 the family gave this site to the city.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 61.)
Location. 35° 8.842′ N, 90° 2.898′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Adams Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 198 Adams Avenue, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1862 Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest's Early Home (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Peter Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Lee House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Statuary at the Shelby County Courthouse Shelby County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Former Criminal Courts Building (about 600 feet away); Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Memphis.
Also see . . . Memphis History. Eugene Magevney (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
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