Germantown in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Erected by Germantown Historic Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 35° 4.807′ N, 89° 48.127′ W. Marker is in Germantown, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Poplar Pike and Southern Avenue when traveling west on Poplar Pike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7831 Poplar Pike, 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. Neshoba Junior High School (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Raiding the Rails (approx. half a mile away); Fortunate Survivor (approx. half a mile away); Germantown, TennesseeWar Comes to Germantown (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Germantown (approx. 0.7 miles away); Germantown Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); John Gray Historic House (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Germantown.
1. Oaklawn Garden Description
Oaklawn Garden is six acres of azaleas, daffodils, shrubs, and trees that are cared for by Master Gardeners. The jewel of southeast Shelby County! Make sure you visit during the spring explosion of color! Usually the first two weeks of April.
Step into the past. See the farm equipment, explore the Red Caboose, the jail, the fire truck. Follow the brochure that explains the history of the artifacts you see. Check out the redwood, the fields of daffodils in March, the native azaleas, the boxwoods, the ferns and the list goes on! If you have questions we will make every attempt to answer them or see to it that we get that answer for you.
Currently, the team is working on Level 1 arboretum status and identifying the different azalea cultivars. It is a peaceful place to escape
— Submitted August 10, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2014, by Judy King of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 5, 2014, by Judy King of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 2. submitted on August 10, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. 3. submitted on September 5, 2014, by Judy King of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 4. submitted on August 10, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.