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Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Thomas Alva Edison

 
 
Thomas Alva Edison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
1. Thomas Alva Edison Marker
Inscription. In 1865-66 Edison was military telegraph operator with the Federal occupation army, working in a building formerly at the east corner of North Court and November 6 Streets, and boarding next door. Trying to invent an auto-repeat key, he managed to connect New Orleans with New York directly for the first time after the war. As a result, he was discharged by a jealous superior, and he left Memphis.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 69.)
 
Location. 35° 8.786′ N, 90° 3.084′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on North Court Street west of North 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is across the street from the Court Square Park. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 128 Court Street (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Piggly Wiggly (within shouting distance of this marker); James H. Malone (within shouting distance of this marker); WMC Radio Station
Thomas Alva Edison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
2. Thomas Alva Edison Marker
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); Shelby County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Statuary at the Shelby County Courthouse (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Memphis.
 
Categories. CommunicationsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on December 17, 2016.
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