Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 63.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 7.71′ N, 90° 4.224′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker can be reached from Channel 3 Drive. Touch for map. Located in Martyrs Park off Channel 3 Drive. Channel 3 Drive intersects Riverside Drive just North of the Interstate 55, Riverside Drive Interchange. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tom Lee Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of First Memphis Telephone (approx. 0.6 miles away); Modern Movie~Making In Memphis Tom Lee Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); The Blues Foundation (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Lorraine Motel (approx. 0.8 miles away); 1866 Memphis Massacre (approx. 0.8 miles away); WLOK Radio Station (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
Also see . . . The Great Fever Epidemic of 1878. From American Experience. Of note, one positive lasting effect of this great epidemic was the establishment of a National Board of Health in 1879. (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by Thomas S Parker of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 3,422 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Thomas S Parker of Memphis, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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