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

Collierville, Tenn.

 
 
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By Judith Barber, February 6, 2013
1. Collierville, TN Marker
Inscription. Collierville, first known as Oak Grove, was founded in about 1835 and was named for Jesse R. Collier. The county’s second oldest town was near Mt. Pleasant Rd. and Hwy. 57 on land of Adams, Floyd, Hodge, Collier and the Tharp Grant. In 1837, the first postmaster was John Koen, and Peter Adams gave 2 acres for the first RR depot–1852. Chartered 17 Feb. 1870, the town elected J. Abington mayor.
 
Erected 1981 by Citizens of Collierville and the Shelby County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 35° 2.537′ N, 89° 39.906′ W. Marker is in Collierville, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on North Rowlett Street west of North Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 64 N. Rowlett St., Collierville TN 38017, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wigfall Grays (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Collierville (within shouting distance of this marker); Collierville United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Collierville, Tenn. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, February 6, 2013
2. Collierville, Tenn. Marker
Presbyterian Church of Collierville (about 600 feet away); Chalmers's Collierville Raid (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Collierville (about 700 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Collierville.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Collierville, Tenn. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, February 6, 2013
3. Collierville, Tenn. Marker
Marker is located in the town square park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 8, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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