Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 72.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 7.451′ N, 90° 1.774′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker can be reached from South Dudley Street half a mile south of E.H. Crump Boulevard (U.S. 78), on the left. Touch for map. Enter Elmwood Cemetery through gates and over bridge. Marker is adjacent (right side) to visitor center which is found immediately to your left when you cross entry bridge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 824 South Dudley Street, Memphis TN 38104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Kit Dalton (approx. 0.2 Confederate Soldiers Rest (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edward Shaw (approx. half a mile away); Hollis Freeman Price, Sr. (approx. half a mile away); Benjamin Albert Imes (approx. half a mile away); Second Congregational Church (approx. half a mile away); Stax Recording Studios (approx. 0.6 miles away); People's Grocery (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
Also see . . . Elmwood Cemetery Website. (Submitted on August 2, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York.)
Elmwood Cemetery was one of the first rural garden cemeteries in the US south and presently has 75,000 people buried there in its 80+ acres. The cemetery is characterized by its ancient oaks, magnolias and elms which shade the property and provide a fitting backdrop for this historic site.
A one hour driving audio tour is available which provides an excellent story about those buried here and the
— Submitted August 2, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York.
Additional keywords. Memphis at rest since 1852, Historic Cemetery, Civil War Cemetery, Yellow Fever Epidemic
Categories. • African Americans • Antebellum South, US • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Military • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York. This page has been viewed 2,808 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 2, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York. 7. submitted on August 5, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.