Medical District in Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The First Railroad in West Tennessee
The LaGrange and Memphis Railroad
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 84.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 1, 1853.
Location. 35° 8.385′ N, 90° 2.442′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. It is in the Medical District. Marker is on Union Avenue, 0.1 miles east of Lauderdale Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 495 Union 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. The Commercial Appeal / Publishing Locations (about Elvis Presley and Sun Records / Sun Records (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hunt-Phelan Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); George W. Lee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blair T. Hunt, Sr. / Blair T. Hunt, Jr. (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church / Mt. Olive CME Church (approx. ¼ mile away); It was a Struggle for Freedom For Dignity and For Equality (approx. 0.3 miles away); N. B. Forrest Camp 215 Sons of Confederate Veterans (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2008, by Thomas S Parker of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,522 times since then and 124 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2008, by Thomas S Parker of Memphis, Tennessee. 3. submitted on May 15, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.