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

Orange Mound

 
 
Orange Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, June 1, 2015
1. Orange Mound Marker
Inscription. Orange Mound, developed as a Negro subdivision at the turn of the century, was formerly a 5000 acre plantation owned by John George Deaderick. Bounded by the Southern Railway on the north, Airways on the west, Park on the south, and Goodwyn on the east. Memphis' oldest and best known African-American community received its name from the rows of mock orange shrubs in the side yard of the Deaderick home.
 
Erected 2014 by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 97.)
 
Location. 35° 6.504′ N, 89° 58.604′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Avenue and Hanley Street, on the right when traveling west on Park Avenue. Touch for map. On the grounds of the Orange Mound Community Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2572 Park Ave, Memphis TN 38114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Moriah Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Zippin Pippin / Libertyland (approx. 0.9 miles away); Heiskell Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Johnny Cash's First Performance / Johnny Cash and Tennessee Two
Orange Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, June 1, 2015
2. Orange Mound Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Maxwelton (Circa 1855-1860) (approx. 1.1 miles away); John B. Weatherall (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Hiker (approx. 1.3 miles away); Clarence Saunders' "Pink Palace" (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
More about this marker. Replacement for stolen marker.
 
Categories. African Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on June 2, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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