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

Germantown, Tennessee

 
 
Germantown, Tennessee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
1. Germantown, Tennessee Marker
Inscription.  The City began in 1833 as the hamlet of Pea Ridge, was renamed Germantown in 1836 and incorporated in 1841. The City of Germantown now includes the site of historic Nashoba Plantation. Union troops occupied the town during the Civil War. Yellow Fever decimated the population in the 1870's. The City's name temporarily changed to Neshoba during World War I.
 
Erected 1986 by The City of Germantown and Shelby County Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 35° 5.216′ N, 89° 48.642′ W. Marker is in Germantown, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of South Germantown Road and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south on South Germantown Road. The marker is located on the grounds of the Germantown Visitor Center and former depot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Germantown TN 38138, 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. War Comes to Germantown (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Germantown
Germantown, Tennessee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
2. Germantown, Tennessee Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Germantown Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fortunate Survivor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Neshoba Junior High School (approx. half a mile away); Oaklawn Garden (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Gray Historic House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Raiding the Rails (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Germantown.
 
Germantown, Tennessee-Visitor Center in the background image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
3. Germantown, Tennessee-Visitor Center in the background
Germantown, Tennessee-Photo in concrete image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
4. Germantown, Tennessee-Photo in concrete
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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