Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
1866 Memphis Massacre
Erected 2016 by the Memphis NAACP and the National Park Service.
Location. 35° 7.972′ N, 90° 3.399′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of G.E. Patterson Avenue and South Second Street, on the right when traveling west on G.E. Patterson Avenue. Touch for map. Located in Army Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 161 G.E. Patterson Avenue, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this Modern Movie~Making In Memphis (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lorraine Motel (about 700 feet away); The Blues Foundation (approx. 0.2 miles away); WLOK Radio Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First Memphis Telephone (approx. ¼ mile away); R.S. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tom Lee Memorial (approx. half a mile away); The Blues Trail From Mississippi to Memphis (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
More about this marker. This marker is just around the corner of the site of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article about the Memphis Riots of 1866. (Submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 108 times since then. Last updated on May 5, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.