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

First Tavern

 
 
First Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
1. First Tavern Marker
Inscription. In 1820 several log cabins were built here to provide for the land office opening. Samuel Brown, first sheriff, later kept tavern on the same site. Adjacent on the south was the office of Frances Wright's Nashoba colony.
 
Erected 1969 by Memphis Sesquicentennial, Inc.
 
Location. 35° 9.201′ N, 90° 2.982′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on North Main Street north of Winchester Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 299 North Main Street, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Memphis Waterfront (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Congregation B'Nai Israel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lauderdale Courts / Presley Family at Lauderdale Courts (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Josiah T. Settle (approx. mile away); Casey Jones (approx. mile away); Fort Adams/Fort Pike (approx. mile away); Fort San Fernando de Las Barrancas (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
First Tavern Marker on left looking north on Main Street under the Hernando de Soto Bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
2. First Tavern Marker on left looking north on Main Street under the Hernando de Soto Bridge.
 
 
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 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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