Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Hoping to control their increasingly independent-minded American colonists, the British outlawed any settlements west of the Allegheny Mountains. With the lower river above Natchez controlled by their fierce Chickasaw allies, Britain did not find it necessary to establish any military post in that region.
The American Revolution and the capture of British West Florida by Spain in 1779 ended their nominal 16-year control of the lower river. Britain's attempt to establish a strategic position in Louisiana at the close of the war of 1812 was crushed by Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815.
Erected by Mud Island River Park.
Location. 35° 8.656′ N, 90° 3.559′ Click for map. Marker is at the south end of Mud Island under the British flag. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 North Front Street, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. France (here, next to this marker); Tennessee (here, next to this marker); North Carolina (here, next to this marker); Confederate States of America (a few steps from this marker); Spain (a few steps from this marker); Memphis Queen II (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cobblestone Landing (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jefferson Davis Park (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Memphis.
Also see . . . Mud Island River Park. (Submitted on March 20, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 • War, US Revolutionary •
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