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

Civil War Capitol

 
 
Civil War Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
1. Civil War Capitol Marker
Inscription.  After the fall of Nashville Governor Isham Harris convened the Tennessee Legislature on this site February 20-March 20, 1862. The state archives were also stored here.
 
Erected 1969 by Memphis Sesquicentennial, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable PlacesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 8.697′ N, 90° 3.085′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of North Second Street and Madison Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Second Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 North Second 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. Wildcats (within shouting distance of this marker); The Saturday Night Jamboree (within shouting distance of this marker); Hattie Manely (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); WMC Radio Station (about 300 feet away); Marion Scudder Griffin (about 300
Civil War Capitol Marker looking east on Madison Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
2. Civil War Capitol Marker looking east on Madison Avenue.
feet away); First Tennessee Bank (about 300 feet away); Court Square Saved (about 300 feet away); James H. Malone (about 300 feet 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 118 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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