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

Nashoba

 
 
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By Steve Masler, July 17, 2015
1. Nashoba Marker
Inscription.  To the south lay this plantation. Here, in 1827, a Scottish spinster heiress named Francis Wright set up a colony whose aims were the enforcement of cooperative living and other advanced sociological experiments. It failed in 1830.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 10.325′ N, 89° 52.091′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Summer Ave. (U.S. 70) and Sycamore View Road, on the right when traveling east on Summer Ave.. Marker is located on a grassy triangle in the middle of shopping malls and fast food restaurants. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5849 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38134, Memphis TN 38134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lynching of Ell Persons (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Lynching of Ell Persons
Nashoba Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, July 17, 2015
2. Nashoba Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Shelby County Hospital / Shelby County Center (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Lynching of Wash Henley (approx. 1˝ miles away); Bartlett Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Geographical Center of Shelby County (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bartlett, Tennessee (approx. 2.2 miles away); First Holiday Inn (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Additional comments.
1. Nashoba Community Location
Nobody knows for sure what was the actual location of the Nashoba Plantation. Most agree that it was in what is now, Germantown, Tennessee.
    — Submitted July 18, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.

 
Additional keywords. Utopian communities
 
Nashoba Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, July 17, 2015
3. Nashoba Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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