Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Sultana Disaster
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 93.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 8.822′ N, 90° 3.337′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker can be reached from Riverside Drive south of Jefferson Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in Mississippi River Park (formerly Jefferson Davis Park). Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Riverside Drive, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cobblestone Landing (a few steps from this marker); Mississippi River Park (within shouting distance of this Mud Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Adams, Mississippi/Old River Control Structure/Homochitto Cutoff (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Naval Battle of Memphis, 1862 (about 400 feet away); Confederate History of Memphis (about 400 feet away); Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the Sultana. (Submitted on April 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Disasters • Notable Events • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 97 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.