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

First Tavern

 
 
First Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
1. First Tavern Marker
Inscription.  In 1820 several log cabins were built here to provide for the land office opening. Samuel Brown, first sheriff, later kept tavern on the same site. Adjacent on the south was the office of Frances Wright's Nashoba colony.
 
Erected 1969 by Memphis Sesquicentennial, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 35° 9.201′ N, 90° 2.982′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on North Main Street north of Winchester Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 299 North Main Street, 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. First Court House, First Newspaper (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Market Square (about 400 feet away); Pre-Civil War Lynching at Market Square (about 500 feet away); First Memphis Waterfront (about 600 feet away); Congregation B'Nai Israel (approx.
First Tavern Marker on left looking north on Main Street under the Hernando de Soto Bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
2. First Tavern Marker on left looking north on Main Street under the Hernando de Soto Bridge.
0.2 miles away); Lauderdale Courts / Presley Family at Lauderdale Courts (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Josiah T. Settle (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in 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 108 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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