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Site of First Memphis Telephone

 
 
Site of First Memphis Telephone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
1. Site of First Memphis Telephone Marker
Inscription.  on October 18, 1877, at residence of Col. Mike Burke, 673 Shelby, Superintendent of Miss. & Tenn. RR, which was connected only with RR office and home of Col. H.A. Montgomery at Poplar & Bellevue.
 
Erected 1976 by South Central Bell Telephone Co. and West Tennessee Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. A significant historical date for this entry is October 18, 1877.
 
Location. 35° 7.967′ N, 90° 3.657′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of G.E. Patterson Avenue and South Front Street, on the right when traveling east on G.E. Patterson Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: GE Patterson Avenue, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Modern Movie~Making In Memphis (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Blues Foundation (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lorraine Motel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Here, on April 4, 1968 … / … Today, a Place of Remembrance (approx. Ό mile away); 1866 Memphis Massacre
Site of First Memphis Telephone area. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
2. Site of First Memphis Telephone area.
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(approx. Ό mile away); Tom Lee Monument (approx. Ό mile away); Tom Lee Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); WLOK Radio Station (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
View south on Mississippi Boulevard and Main Street. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
3. View south on Mississippi Boulevard and Main Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Sep. 26, 2022