Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
settled in Memphis, 1833. His home was the scene of three important religious occasions in Memphis:
first Catholic mass, 1839;
first Catholic marriage, 1840;
first Catholic baptism, 1841.
Magevney, pioneer teacher and civil leader, died in the yellow fever epidemic in 1875.
In 1941 the family gave this site to the city.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 61.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 8.842′ N, 90° 2.898′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Adams Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 198 Adams Avenue, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Let Freedom Ring (a few steps from this marker); 1862 Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest's Early Home (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Peter Catholic Church Forrest and the Memphis Slave Trade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Lee House (about 400 feet away); Statuary at the Shelby County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Shelby County Courthouse (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
Also see . . . Memphis History. Eugene Magevney (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
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