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

Fort Adams/Fort Pike

 
 
Fort Adams/Fort Pike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
1. Fort Adams/Fort Pike Marker
Inscription. With Chickasaw approval, Army Captain Isaac Guion erected the United States' first garrison in the mid-Mississippi Valley here in October of 1797. Initially named Fort Adams for the second U.S. President, the stockade was later called Fort Pike, because Adams' name was transferred to a larger fort at Natchez, Mississippi. Fort Pike was vacated in 1798, when Fort Pickering was constructed on a higher part of the bluff.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 4E 29.)
 
Location. 35° 9.432′ N, 90° 2.898′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on A.W. Willis Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lauderdale Courts / Presley Family at Lauderdale Courts (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Mary's Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Congregation B'Nai Israel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Casey Jones (approx. half a mile away); Josiah T. Settle (approx. half a mile away); Former Criminal Courts Building
Fort Adams/Fort Pike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
2. Fort Adams/Fort Pike Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Poplar Tunes / One-Stop Shop (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shelby County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Memphis.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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