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

Marcus Winchester

 
 
Marcus Winchester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shelby County, Tennessee., October 27, 2010
1. Marcus Winchester Marker
Inscription. On this corner Marcus B. Winchester in 1819 set up the first store in Memphis, and in 1821 the first post office. Son of General James Winchester, he was agent for the original proprietors of the Rice Tract and was largely responsible for the early growth of the town. He was first mayor, 1827-29, and first postmaster, 1821-49. He persuaded David Crockett to enter national politics.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 58.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 9.262′ N, 90° 3.025′ W. Marker was in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker was at the intersection of North Front Street and Jackson Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Front Street. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 67 Jackson Avenue, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. First Memphis Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); First Tavern (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Congregation B'Nai Israel (approx. 0.2
Marcus Winchester Marker is broken off and missing. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
2. Marcus Winchester Marker is broken off and missing.
miles away); Fort Adams/Fort Pike (approx. ¼ mile away); Lauderdale Courts / Presley Family at Lauderdale Courts (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort San Fernando de Las Barrancas (approx. ¼ mile away); The Lynching of Lee Walker (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Mary's Catholic Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .  Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture article on Marcus Winchester. (Submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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