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

Shelby County / Memphis

 
 
Shelby County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 21, 2010
1. Shelby County Marker
Inscription.
Shelby County
Established 1819; named in honor of ISAAC SHELBY who, along with Andrew Jackson, was appointed United States Commissioner; together they arranged the purchase of the Western District from the Chickasaw Indian Nation in 1818.

Memphis
Founded 1819, by Andrew Jackson, John Overton and James Winchester; the latter named it. Incorporated, 1826, population less than 500 & area less than 1 sq. mi. It has since its original foundation absorbed seven other towns, is now the state's largest city, one of the country's largest inland ports and the world's largest cotton market.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 47.)
 
Location. 35° 6.06′ N, 89° 51.227′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Poplar Avenue (U.S. 72) east of Interstate 240, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located in the Chick-fil-A parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6282 Poplar Avenue, Memphis TN 38119, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memphis University School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crystal Shrine Grotto (approx. 1.3
Memphis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 21, 2010
2. Memphis Marker
miles away); Christian Brothers High School / Christian Brothers Band (approx. 2.1 miles away); Germantown Cemetery (approx. 2.5 miles away); Germantown Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); War Comes to Germantown (approx. 2.6 miles away); Germantown, Tennessee (approx. 2.6 miles away); John Gray Historic House (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Memphis.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Memphis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 21, 2010
3. Memphis Marker
Looking east along Poplar Avenue (US72/TN57).
Shelby County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 21, 2010
4. Shelby County Marker
Looking west along Poplar Avenue (US72/TN57).
 
 
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