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

Cotton Exchange Building

 
 
Cotton Exchange Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
1. Cotton Exchange Building Marker
Inscription. The Memphis Cotton Exchange, was first organized in 1873 and is still operating today, though cotton trading is now done by computers. In the early 1950s a seat on the Exchange could cost a new member $17,000. Memphis was the largest spot cotton marker in the world from 1880 to 1930.
 
Erected 2003 by Center City Commission. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Location. 35° 8.607′ N, 90° 3.286′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Union Avenue and South Front Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65 Union Avenue, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Grisham (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); First "Talkies" (within shouting distance of this marker); WDIA (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Black Radio Station (about 500 feet away); Memphis Queen II (about 700 feet away); Confederate History of Memphis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Schools For Freedmen (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .
Marker is to right of first light pole with the Cotton Exchange Building to its right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
2. Marker is to right of first light pole with the Cotton Exchange Building to its right.
 Wikipedia article about the Memphis Cotton Exchange. (Submitted on April 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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