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

Mary Alice Park

Established 2006

 
 
Mary Alice Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 18, 2020
1. Mary Alice Park Marker
Inscription.  The Town of Arlington welcomes you to Mary Alice Park, formerly the home of Arlington Blending & Packaging Company, a pesticide formulating and packaging facility which operated from 1971 to 1978. In 2005, the Town purchased the land, to be transformed into a community park for the neighborhood's residents and children to enjoy for years to come. Designed by McKeeCarson, Landscape Architects.

Russell L. Wiseman, Mayor
Hugh Lamar, Vice Mayor
Glen Bascom, Jr., Alderman
Gerald McGee, Alderman
Oscar Brooks, Alderman
Harry McKee, Alderman
Brian Thompson, Alderman

Ed Haley, Town Superintendent
Dickie Wiseman, Public Works Superintendent
Catherine D. Durant, Town Recorder

Please Take Pride In Your Neighborhood Park

 
Erected by Town of Arlington, Tennessee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1971.
 
Location. 35° 18.001′ N, 89° 39.454′ W.
Mary Alice Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 18, 2020
2. Mary Alice Park Marker
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Marker is in Arlington, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Mary Alice Drive just south of U.S. 70, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12151 Mary Alice Dr, Arlington TN 38002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrell Farm Log Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Arlington Historic Post Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rachel H.K. Burrow Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); Blacksmith Shop (approx. 0.4 miles away); Arlington, Tennessee Veterans Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Hughes-College Hill Park (approx. ¾ mile away); Arlington Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Arlington, Tennessee (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Also see . . .  Arlington Blending & Packaging. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency information on the Superfund site's history, cleanup and transformation into the park. (Submitted on April 19, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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