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

Fort Adams/Fort Pike

 
 
Fort Adams/Fort Pike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
1. Fort Adams/Fort Pike Marker
Inscription. With Chickasaw approval, Army Captain Isaac Guion erected the United States' first garrison in the mid-Mississippi Valley here in October of 1797. Initially named Fort Adams for the second U.S. President, the stockade was later called Fort Pike, because Adams' name was transferred to a larger fort at Natchez, Mississippi. Fort Pike was vacated in 1798, when Fort Pickering was constructed on a higher part of the bluff.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 4E 29.)
 
Location. 35° 9.432′ N, 90° 2.898′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on A.W. Willis Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lauderdale Courts / Presley Family at Lauderdale Courts (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Mary's Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Congregation B'Nai Israel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Casey Jones (approx. half a mile away); Josiah T. Settle (approx. half a mile away); Former Criminal Courts Building
Fort Adams/Fort Pike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
2. Fort Adams/Fort Pike Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Poplar Tunes / One-Stop Shop (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shelby County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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