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

Russwood Park

 
 
Russwood Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
1. Russwood Park Marker
Inscription.  Originally Red Elm Park, Russwood Park was home to Memphis professional baseball from 1899 to 1960. Primarily home to the Memphis Chicks, a charter member of the Southern Association, Russwood hosted nearly 70% of all players and managers enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame, including Babe Ruth. For years local entrepreneurs Ed Barry, James T "Doc" Prothro, and Frank Longinotti owned, operated and/or managed the Memphis Chicks. In addition to baseball, Russwood hosted other events, including one of Elvis Presley's concerts. Fire destroyed the park on April 17, 1960.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 149.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 8.424′ N, 90° 1.819′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on 910 Madison Avenue 0.1 miles west of North Pauline Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map
Former location of Russwood Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
2. Former location of Russwood Park.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 910 Madison 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. Campbell Clinic (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memphis City Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away); Nathan Bedford Forrest III, Airman (approx. ¼ mile away); N. B. Forrest Camp 215 Sons of Confederate Veterans (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lowenstein Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Benjamin Franklin Booth (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elvis Presley and Sun Records / Sun Records (approx. 0.4 miles away); Luke Edward Wright (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Russwood Park. (Submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Historic Memphis on the Russwood Park. (Submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View of marker looking west towards downtown Memphis. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
3. View of marker looking west towards downtown Memphis.
 
 
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 143 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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