Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
1866 Memphis Massacre
Erected 2016 by the Memphis NAACP and the National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights • Notable Events.
Location. 35° 7.972′ N, 90° 3.399′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 161 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 Lorraine Motel (about 700 feet away); The Blues Foundation (approx. 0.2 miles away); WLOK Radio Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First Memphis Telephone (approx. ¼ mile away); Clayborn Temple (approx. 0.4 miles away); R.S. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tom Lee Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
More about this marker. This marker is just around the corner of the site of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article about the Memphis Riots of 1866. (Submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 59 times this year. Last updated on May 5, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.