Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Crystal Shrine Grotto
Erected by Memorial Park and Shelby County Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Man-Made Features.
Location. 35° 6.334′ N, 89° 52.569′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Poplar Avenue (U.S. 72) and Oakhaven Road, on the left when traveling east on Poplar Avenue. Marker is located at the south wall of Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5668 Poplar Ave, Memphis TN 38119, 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. Memphis University School (approx. 1.1 miles away); This Chimney Swift TowerMertie's Lake and the Buckman Water Science Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); Shelby County / Memphis (approx. 1.3 miles away); Tragic Accident Sparks Sanitation Strike (approx. 1.8 miles away); Eudora Baptist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Eudora Baptist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Christian Brothers High School / Christian Brothers Band (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
Also see . . . Find a Grave listing for Elliott Clovis Hinds founder of Memorial Park and the Crystal Shrine Grotto. Elliott Hinds is buried in the cemetery that he created. (Submitted on September 7, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
1. Memphians and the Crystal Shrine Grotto
It is not unusual to visit Memorial Park Cemetery and see a burial happening in one part and a professional photographer taking photos of brides at the Crystal Shrine. There are often school buses full of children going on field trips to the Grotto in the cemetery. This
— Submitted September 7, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 793 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on September 7, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 11, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 7, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.