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Butler Race Track c. 1825 / Memphis Conference Female Institute 1843-1923

 
 
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By Ken Smith, November 16, 2012
1. Butler Race Track / Memphis Conference Female Institute Marker
Inscription. William E. Butler, who served as Surgeon-General to Andrew Jackson in New Orleans, owned a race track located on this block. Jackson and his wife, Rachel Donelson Jackson, attended races here in 1825. In 1843 Dr. Butler donated the site for a school for young women of the Mid-South known as the Memphis Conference Female Institute. After eighty years the school was relocated in Jackson as a coeducational institution and was renamed Lambuth College.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 4D 37.)
 
Location. 35° 36.714′ N, 88° 48.894′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Auditorium Street and East Chester Street (U.S. 70), on the left when traveling south on Auditorium Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 440 East Chester Street, Jackson TN 38301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Ulysses S. Grant (approx. mile away); David Crockett (approx. mile away); Monroe Dunaway Anderson 1873-1939 / Anderson, Clayton & Company
Butler Race Track / Memphis Conference Female Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 16, 2012
2. Butler Race Track / Memphis Conference Female Institute Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Andersons & Claytons Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jackson Spoke Here (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Electro Chalybeate Well (approx. half a mile away); Riverside Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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