Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The First Railroad in West Tennessee
The LaGrange and Memphis Railroad
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 84.)
Location. 35° 8.385′ N, 90° 2.442′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Union Avenue 0.1 miles east of Lauderdale Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 495 Union Avenue, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Commercial Appeal / Publishing Locations (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elvis Presley and Sun Records / Sun Records (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hunt-Phelan Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); George W. Lee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benjamin Franklin Booth First Baptist Church / Mt. Olive CME Church (approx. ¼ mile away); N. B. Forrest Camp 215 Sons of Confederate Veterans (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nathan Bedford Forrest (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
Also see . . . The First Railroad. The following information is an excerpt from "The History of Fayette County, Tennessee 1986" by the Fayette County Historical Society, reprinted here with permission. (Submitted on September 5, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2008, by Thomas S Parker of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,124 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2008, by Thomas S Parker of Memphis, Tennessee. 3. submitted on May 15, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.