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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Arlington, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Shelby County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Shelby County, TN (460) Fayette County, TN (18) Tipton County, TN (31) Crittenden County, AR (13) Mississippi County, AR (36) DeSoto County, MS (21) Marshall County, MS (28)  ShelbyCounty(460) Shelby County (460)  FayetteCounty(18) Fayette County (18)  TiptonCounty(31) Tipton County (31)  CrittendenCountyArkansas(13) Crittenden County (13)  MississippiCounty(36) Mississippi County (36)  DeSotoCountyMississippi(21) DeSoto County (21)  MarshallCounty(28) Marshall County (28)
Memphis is the county seat for Shelby County
Arlington is in Shelby County
      Shelby County (460)  
ADJACENT TO SHELBY COUNTY
      Fayette County (18)  
      Tipton County (31)  
      Crittenden County, Arkansas (13)  
      Mississippi County, Arkansas (36)  
      DeSoto County, Mississippi (21)  
      Marshall County, Mississippi (28)  
 
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1Tennessee (Shelby County), Arlington — Arlington Cemetery
The Arlington Cemetery Company, formed in 1909, bought 4.7 acres of land on this site. Owners were: R.D. Cole, S.Y. Wilson, H.S. Griffin, W.A. Taylor, F.S. Bragg, and A.H. Murray. In time, this company ceased to function. the Arlington Cemetery . . . Map (db m76903) HM
2Tennessee (Shelby County), Arlington — Arlington Historic Post Office
The Town's first post office building was located in the row of businesses facing the railroad tracks in the area of town currently known as Depot Square. The first Postmaster, Danial Kerman,was appointed in 1866. Even though the Town was called . . . Map (db m85897) HM
3Tennessee (Shelby County), Arlington — Arlington, Tennessee
Early pioneers settled in the Arlington area around 1830. A depot, called Withe Station, was established in 1856. The land was given by General Samuel Jackson Hays. In 1872 his land holdings were sold at public auction and the community became . . . Map (db m148512) HM
4Tennessee (Shelby County), Arlington — Arlington, Tennessee Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the sons and daughters of Arlington who gave their lives in service of their country and all those who served in defense of this country for our liberty and freedom World War II Sam Wells Logan . . . Map (db m148515) WM
5Tennessee (Shelby County), Arlington — Blacksmith Shop
The blacksmith shop played an integral role in the community in it's early days. He made and repaired farming tools and equipment, wagons and their parts, horseshoes, and household items. The community's first blacksmith was Perkins White, who . . . Map (db m85676) HM
6Tennessee (Shelby County), Arlington — Gray's Creek Baptist Church / Gray's Creek Cemetery
Gray's Creek Baptist Church. This church is Shelby County's oldest African American congregation. It was founded by two free men of color, preachers Simon Price and Joseph "Free Joe" Harris, and numerous slaves, right after its former . . . Map (db m148239) HM
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7Tennessee (Shelby County), Arlington — Harrell Farm Log Cabin
The Harrell Farm Log Cabin is estimated to date back to the mid-1800's and served as the cook's residence at the Harrell Farm. The Harrell farm was located along Harrell Road, in both Shelby and Fayette Counties, and the log cabin was located near . . . Map (db m85812) HM
8Tennessee (Shelby County), Arlington — History of Arlington
The land currently known as Arlington originally belonged to the Chickasaw Indians. In 1818, a Treaty with the Chickasaw ceded this land, along with other land in West Tennessee, to the United States. On November 24, 1819, Shelby County was . . . Map (db m179116) HM
9Tennessee (Shelby County), Arlington — Hughes-College Hill Park
In January of 1884, the Memphis District High School opened its doors on this site. Built by the Memphis Conference of Methodist Church, the school was acquired by the Shelby County Schools in 1895. In 1912, a new school replaced the original during . . . Map (db m76902) HM
10Tennessee (Shelby County), Arlington — Mary Alice ParkEstablished 2006
The Town of Arlington welcomes you to Mary Alice Park, formerly the home of Arlington Blending & Packaging Company, a pesticide formulating and packaging facility which operated from 1971 to 1978. In 2005, the Town purchased the land, to be . . . Map (db m148517) HM
11Tennessee (Shelby County), Arlington — Memphis's Civil War SitesCivilians Lined the Bluffs
In April 1862, Union victories at Shiloh and on the Mississippi River made Confederate control of the river in Tennessee more difficult. Southern soldiers evacuated posts that they could not defend easily, such as Memphis. Capt. James E. . . . Map (db m88230) HM
12Tennessee (Shelby County), Arlington — 4E 9 — Old Stagecoach Inn
Just to the north is the site of an old inn used by stagecoach and other travelers between Memphis and eastern settlements from 1829 until stagecoach travel ceased. It was dismantled in 1926.Map (db m74842) HM
13Tennessee (Shelby County), Arlington — Orion Hill
Orion Hill's story began in 1830 when Alexander Donelson arrived with a new wave of settlers and their slaves. Alexander, grandson of John Donelson, co-founder of Nashboro, now Nashville, and a nephew of the 7th president, Andrew Jackson and Rachel . . . Map (db m179108) HM
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14Tennessee (Shelby County), Arlington — 4E 51 — Pleasant Hill Cemetery
This cemetery, founded in 1853, grew up around the Brunswick Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which has since moved. During the Confederate War, the church building was used as a hospital, and 17 unknown Confederate soldiers who died there are buried . . . Map (db m88314) HM
15Tennessee (Shelby County), Arlington — Rachel H.K. Burrow Museum
Early pioneers settled in the Arlington area around 1830. A depot, called Withe Station, was established in 1856. The land was given by General Samuel Jackson Hays. In 1872 his land holdings were sold at public auction and the community became . . . Map (db m76898) HM
16Tennessee (Shelby County), Arlington — The Country Store
This building was erected around 1890 by the Carnes family, who owned a large farm north of Arlington. Hal Carnes established a grocery. In 1917 it was sold to Clarence Brockwell & while still running the grocery, he operated it as a skating rink . . . Map (db m179118) HM
17Tennessee (Shelby County), Arlington — Wade Bolton and Bolton College / Bolton School
Wade Bolton and Bolton College On this site in 1887 upon the Hoboken Plantation was erected the first building of Bolton College, established under the provisions of the will of Wade H. Bolton, prominent landowner, killed in 1869 by a former . . . Map (db m148523) HM
 
 
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Oct. 5, 2022