“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Forrest's Early Home

Forrest's Early Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 18, 2010
1. Forrest's Early Home Marker
Inscription.  In a house which stood here in antebellum days lived Nathan Bedford Forrest. Born in middle Tennessee, 1821, he spent his early life on a Mississippi plantation. Following marriage in 1845, he came to Memphis, where his business enterprises made him wealthy. He was for several terms an alderman. He enlisted for the Confederacy, June 14, 1861.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 38.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
Location. 35° 8.832′ N, 90° 2.925′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Adams Avenue and North 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west on Adams Avenue. In the park across the street from St. Peter Catholic Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 190 Adams Avenue, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. 1862 Post Office (a few steps from this marker); St. Peter Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Eugene Magevney (within shouting distance of this marker); Let Freedom Ring (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest and the Memphis Slave Trade (within shouting distance of this marker); Statuary at the Shelby County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shelby County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); The First Lee House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,049 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on April 5, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photo   1. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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