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Elvis Aaron Presley

 
 
Elvis Aaron Presley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan
1. Elvis Aaron Presley Marker
Inscription. Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8, 1935, the son of Vernon and Gladys Presley. He moved to Memphis in 1948. Soon after signing a contract with Sun Records in 1954 he achieved tremendous popularity. His musical and acting career in records, movies, television, and concerts made him one of the most successful and outstanding entertainers in the world. He died on August 16, 1977, and is buried here at his Memphis home, Graceland.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E-77.)
 
Location. 35° 2.812′ N, 90° 1.493′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker can be reached from Elvis Presley Boulevard (U.S. 51), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located to the right of Graceland Gates along Elvis Presley Boulevard. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis TN 38116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Graceland (within shouting distance of this marker); The Omlie Tower (approx. 2.4 miles away); Calvary Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles away); Chew C. Sawyer
Elvis Aaron Presley Marker at Base of Stand image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, July 28, 2009
2. Elvis Aaron Presley Marker at Base of Stand
Erected August 16, 1982 by
The Elvis Presley
International Memorial
Foundation
and
Shelby County Government
(approx. 4.4 miles away); Zion Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Tennessee Williams Play (approx. 4.6 miles away); Heiskell Farm (approx. 4.8 miles away but has been reported missing); The Memphis 13/Rozelle Elementary School (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .  The Official Website of Elvis Presley. (Submitted on October 1, 2013, by Trevor Morris of Fond du lac, Wisconsin.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
Elvis Aaron Presley Marker from across street. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 6, 2005
3. Elvis Aaron Presley Marker from across street.
Wall in front of Graceland image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 18, 2010
4. Wall in front of Graceland
Graceland Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, May 1991
5. Graceland Mansion
Elvis Aaron Presley with Sam Phillips of Sun Records image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 27, 2008
6. Elvis Aaron Presley with Sam Phillips of Sun Records
This picture can be seen at Music Hall of Fame Tuscumbia, Al
Elvis Aaron Presley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 27, 2008
7. Elvis Aaron Presley Marker
Elvis Presley Burial Vault image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, 1991
8. Elvis Presley Burial Vault
“Elvis Aaron Presley, January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977. Son of Vernon Elvis Presley and Gladys Love Presley, father of Lisa Marie Presley. He was a precious gift from God we cherished and loved dearly. He had a God-given talent that he shared with the world, and without a doubt, he became most widely acclaimed; capturing the hearts of young and old alike. He was admired not only as an entertainer, but as the great humanitarian that he was; for his generosity, and his kind feelings for his fellow man. He revolutionized the field of music and received its highest awards. He became a living legend in his own time, earning the respect and love of millions. God saw that he needed some rest and called him home to be with Him. We miss you, Son and Daddy. I thank God that He gave us you as our son. (TCB logo) —Vernon Presley”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2008, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York. This page has been viewed 1,835 times since then and 92 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week March 19, 2017. Photos:   1. submitted on July 24, 2008, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York.   2. submitted on August 2, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York.   3. submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on February 3, 2014, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   5. submitted on January 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on February 3, 2014, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   8. submitted on January 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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