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

Eugene Magevney

 
 
Eugene Magevney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 18, 2010
1. Eugene Magevney Marker
Inscription.  Born in County Fermanagh, Ireland, 1798: immigrated to the United States, 1828;
settled in Memphis, 1833. His home was the scene of three important religious occasions in Memphis:
first Catholic mass, 1839;
first Catholic marriage, 1840;
first Catholic baptism, 1841.
Magevney, pioneer teacher and civil leader, died in the yellow fever epidemic in 1875.
In 1941 the family gave this site to the city.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 61.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1798.
 
Location. 35° 8.842′ N, 90° 2.898′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Adams Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 198 Adams 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. Let Freedom Ring (a few steps from this marker); 1862 Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker);
Eugene Magevney Home image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 18, 2010
2. Eugene Magevney Home
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Forrest's Early Home (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Peter Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest and the Memphis Slave Trade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Lee House (about 400 feet away); Statuary at the Shelby County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Shelby County Courthouse (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Eugene Magevney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 18, 2010
3. Eugene Magevney Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 813 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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