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

Cobblestones

 
 
Cobblestones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2020
1. Cobblestones Marker
Inscription.  The Cobblestones that line the river landing once stretched all the way to Front Street, from Beale Street north to Court Avenue. The cobblestones were installed between 1859-1881 and are still intact underneath the pavement on Union Avenue.
 
Erected 2003 by Center City Commission. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, Memphis, Center City Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 8.625′ N, 90° 3.349′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Union Avenue and Wagner Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is on sidewalk near the northeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 Union Ave, 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. Civil War Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Promenade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cotton Exchange Building (about
Cobblestones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2020
2. Cobblestones Marker
300 feet away); John Grisham (about 400 feet away); Memphis Queen II (about 400 feet away); First "Talkies" (about 500 feet away); Opera House Fire (about 500 feet away); The Shrine Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .  Downtown Memphis Commission's Sidewalk Stories Tour. Walking itinerary compiled by Google Maps. Note: Some markers are missing. (Submitted on April 26, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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