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

The Hunt-Phelan Home

 
 
The Hunt-Phelan Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, May 12, 2012
1. The Hunt-Phelan Home Marker
Inscription. During the Civil War, the house was commandeered by General Ulysses Grant as his Memphis Headquarters; Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, and a friend of the Hunt Family, also spent time in the house. Later, it was used as a Federal Hospital. During Reconstruction, it served as an office of the Freedman's Bureau, and a school for former slaves was on the grounds.

Construction of the house started in 1828 and was completed in 1832. It has been owned by members of the same family to the present.
 
Erected 1996 by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Tennessee, Memphis Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 35° 8.321′ N, 90° 2.63′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Beale Street 0.2 miles east of South Lauderdale Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 533 Beale Street, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George W. Lee ( a few steps from this marker); The Commercial Appeal / Publishing Locations
The Hunt-Phelan Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, May 12, 2012
2. The Hunt-Phelan Home Marker
( about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church / Mt. Olive CME Church ( about 700 feet away); Universal Life Insurance Building/Universal Life Insurance Company ( approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Railroad in West Tennessee ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Phi Beta Sigma/Abram Langston Taylor ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Church Terrell ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Church Park ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, US Civil
 
The Hunt-Phelan Home image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, May 12, 2012
3. The Hunt-Phelan Home
The Hunt-Phelan Home Gate image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, May 12, 2012
4. The Hunt-Phelan Home Gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 20, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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