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

Fort Adams / Fort Pike

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
1. Fort Adams/Fort Pike Marker
Inscription.  With Chickasaw approval, Army Captain Isaac Guion erected the United States' first garrison in the mid-Mississippi Valley here in October of 1797. Initially named Fort Adams for the second U.S. President, the stockade was later called Fort Pike, because Adams' name was transferred to a larger fort at Natchez, Mississippi. Fort Pike was vacated in 1798, when Fort Pickering was constructed on a higher part of the bluff.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 29.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 9.432′ N, 90° 2.898′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Memorial is on A.W. Willis Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort San Fernando (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lynching of Lee Walker (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Memphis Waterfront
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By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
2. Fort Adams/Fort Pike Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); First Tavern (approx. ¼ mile away); First Court House, First Newspaper (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pre-Civil War Lynching at Market Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); Market Square (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lauderdale Courts / Presley Family at Lauderdale Courts (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 18, 2020
3. Fort Adams/Fort Pike Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on April 20, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 20, 2020