Shelby County (079)

Historic Markers Across Tennessee

 

Shelby County was created on 1819.

The county seat is in Memphis, TN.,
and the county is 755 sq mi Square Miles in area.

The State Division number is 4 and the County Group is E.



  Click here to visit the Shelby county home page.

  FIPS Code: 47157

  Information about Shelby County, Tennessee, from Wikipedia.

  US Census Quick Facts about Shelby County.

 

There are 204 Historic Markers in Shelby County.

1862 Post Office   -    
  at the intersection of Adams Street and North 3rd Street, Memphis, TN        

Annesdale Park Subdivision   -   THC 4E 92
  Shelby County, in Memphis, Bellevue Avenue, between Vinton and Carr        

Annesdale-Snowden, 1906   -   THC 4E 112
  E. Snowden Circle and Lamar Avenue, Annesdale Snowden Histone District, Memphis, TN        

Arkansas - Tennessee, Shelby County Line   -   THC 4E 3
          

Arlington   -    
  5854 Airline Road, Arlington, TN        

Ashburn-Coppock Park   -   THC 4E 53
  Shelby County, in Memphis, Ashburn-Coppock Park, Riverside Drive        

Bartlett, Tennessee   -    
  at the intersection of Stage Road (Tennessee Route 15) and Bartlett Road, Memphis, TN        

Battle of Collierville   -    
  at the town square on West Poplar Avenue at Main Street, Collierville, TN        

Battle of Collierville ~ An Unexpected Guest   -    
  on Walnut Street south of West Poplar Avenue (Tennessee Highway 57), Collierville, TN        

Beale Street #1   -    1
  Beale Street, Memphis, TN        

Beale Street #2   -    2
  Beale Street, Memphis, TN        

Beale Street #3   -    3
  138 Beale Street, Memphis, TN        

Beale Street #4   -    4
  138 Beale Street, Memphis, TN        

Beale Street Baptist Church   -    
  in front of the church on Beale Strat 4th St, Memphis, TN        

Bell Tavern   -   THC 4E 30
  Shelby County, in Memphis, Front Street between Overton and North Parkway avenues        

Benjamin Albert Imes   -   THC 4E 100
  Walker Avenue, Memphis, TN         

Benjamin Franklin Booth   -   THC 4E 126
  on Beale Street, Memphis, TN        

Bettis Family Cemetery   -    
  on Angelus St., north of Madison Ave., Memphis, TN        

Big Creek Baptist Church   -   THC 4E 157
  6797 Big Creek Church Rd, Millington, TN        

Birthplace of Aretha Franklin   -    
  402 Lucy Ave, Memphis, TN        

Blair T. Hunt, Sr. / Blair T. Hunt, Jr. 1888-1978   -   THC 4E 129
  Shelby County, in Memphis, across from Hunt-Phelan House        

Booker T. Washington High School   -   THC 4E 111
  Lauderdale Street, Memphis, TN        

Burkle Estate   -   THC 4E 99
  826 North 2nd Street, Memphis, TN         

Calvary Cemetery   -    
  1663 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, TN        

Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church   -    
  102 North Second Street, Memphis, TN        

Captain Kit Dalton ~ 1843 - 1920   -    
  in Elmwood Cemetery, 824 South Dudley Street, Memphis, TN        

Casey Jones   -   THC 4E 33
  at the intersection of Front Street and Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN        

Central Gardens Historic District   -    
  On S Belveder Blvd. at Peabody Ave., Memphis, TN        

Chalmers's Collierville Raid ~ "... break the railroad behind him."   -    
  on Walnut Street south of West Poplar Avenue (Tennessee Highway 57), Collierville, TN        

Chambers Chapel United Methodist Church & Cemetery   -    
  on Chambers Chapel Road, Arlington, TN        

Chimney Swift Tower   -    
  5992 Quince Rd., Memphis, TN        

Christian Brothers High School / Christian Brothers Band   -   THC 4E 169
  5900 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN        

Chucalissa Indian Town   -   THC 4E 55
  U.S. 61, Shelby County, at Mitchell Road        

Church Park   -   THC 4E 67
  Shelby County, in Memphis, Beale Street east of Fourth Street        

Church Park Auditorium   -    
  391 Beale St, Memphis, TN        

Civil War Capitol   -    
  on 2nd Ave at Madison Ave, Memphis, TN.        

Civil War Hospital   -    2
  at 47 Union Ave, west of Front Street in Memphis, TN.        

Civil War in Tennessee ~ Memphis during the War   -    
  on North Riverside Drive south of Jefferson Avenue, Memphi,s TN        

Clarence Saunders' "Pink Palace"   -    
  3050 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN        

Collierville, Tenn.   -    
  at the town square on West Poplar Avenue at Main Street, Collierville, TN        

Collins Chapel Colored Methodist Episcopal Church   -   THC 4E 108
  Shelby County, in Memphis, 674-78 Washington Avenue        

Confederate History of Memphis   -    
  on Front Street south of Jefferson Ave., 51 N. Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Confederate Soldiers Rest   -    
  in Elmwood Cemetery, 824 South Dudley Street, Memphis, TN        

Confederate States of America   -    
  125 North Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Congregation B'Nai Israel   -    
  at the intersection of Main Street and Exchange Street, Memphis, TN        

Court Square   -   THC 4E 70
  Shelby County, in Memphis, on the Court Square        

Crisscross Lodge ~ 1913   -    
  1950 West Poplar Avenue, Germantown, TN        

Crystal Shrine Grotto   -    
  at the intersection of Poplar Avenue (U.S. 72) and Oakhaven Road, 5668 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN        

Davies Manor   -   THC 4E 23
  U.S. 64, Shelby County, in Brunswick, TN        

Dedicated to Father and Son, Leaders of Their Race   -    
  397 Beale St Memphis, TN        

DeSoto Mounds   -   THC 4E 32
  Shelby County, in Memphis, northeast corner of DeSoto Park        

Edward Shaw   -   THC 4E 101
  Walker Avenue in front of LeMoyne-Owen College between McDowell and Neptune streets, Memphis, TN         

Elizabeth Avery Meriwether ~ 1824 - 1917   -   THC 4E 75
  in Confederate Park, North Front Street and Court Avenue, Memphis, TN        

Elmwood Cemetery   -   THC 4E 72
  in Elmwood Cemetery, 824 South Dudley Street, Memphis, TN        

Elvis Aaron Presley   -   THC 4E 77
  3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, TN        

Elvis Presley and Sun Records / Sun Records   -    
  at the intersection of Union Avenue (U.S. 51/64) and Marshall Avenue, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN        

Eugene Magevney   -   THC 4E 61
  198 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN        

Fargason Fields   -    
  at the intersection of North Lane and Lyndale Ave, Memphis, TN        

First Baptist Church / Mt. Olive CME Church   -   THC 4E 130
  538 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Avenue, Memphis, TN         

First Congregational Church   -    
  on S Watkins St. at Eastmoreland Ave., Memphis, TN        

First Holiday Inn   -    
  On Summer Ave east of Mendenhall Rd,  Memphis, TN        

First Lee House   -   THC 4E 71
  Shelby County, in Memphis, Adams and North Fourth streets        

First Methodist Church   -   THC 4E 52
  in Memphis, 2nd Avenue and Poplar Street        

First Tennessee Bank   -   THC 4E 176
  in Court Square on N 2nd Ave in Memphis, TN.        

Former Criminal Courts Building   -    
  50 Washington Avenue, Memphis, TN        

Forrest's Artillery Positions ~ Aug. 21, 1864   -   THC 4E 39
  Shelby County, in Memphis, Mississippi Boulevard and Trigg Avenue        

Forrest's Early Home   -   THC 4E 38
  190 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN        

Fort Adams   -   THC 4E 29
  Shelby County, in Memphis, in Auction Park        

Fort Assumption   -   THC 4E 17
  at Tom Lee Park, Riverside Drive, Memphis, TN        

Fort Germantown   -    
  on Honey Tree Drive, Germantown, TN        

Fort Pickering   -   THC 4E 81
          

Fort Pickering   -   THC 4E 34
  Shelby County, in Memphis, at Tom Lee Park, Riverside Drive        

Fort San Ferdinando   -   THC 4E 28
  Shelby County, in Memphis, in Auction Park        

Fortunate Survivor   -    
  2363 S Germantown Rd, Germantown, TN        

France   -    
  125 North Front Street, Memphis, TN        

G. P. Hamilton   -   THC 4E 109
  Wilson Street at Hamilton Jr. High, Memphis, TN        

Gayoso House   -   THC 4E 36
  Shelby County, in Memphis, Front Street, between McCall and Gayoso        

Gen. James M. Kennedy Hospital   -    
  on Park Loop Rd, Memphis, TN        

George Jackson   -   THC 4E 96
  Beale Street between 2nd and 3rd, Memphis, TN        

George W. Lee ~ 1894 - 1976   -   THC 4E 144
  512 Beale Street, Memphis TN        

Grace - St. Luke's Episcopal Church   -    
  1720 Peabody Avenue Memphis, TN        

Gray's Creek Missionary Baptist Church   -    
  on Inglewood Place north of Hwy64, Arlington, TN        

Great Britain   -    
  126 North Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Hilderbrand's Trading Post   -   THC 4E 91
  Millbranch Road and Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN        

Hooks Brothers Photography ~ Established in 1907   -   THC 4E 159
  163 Beale Street, Memphis TN        

Ida B. Wells ~ 1862–1931   -   THC 4E 85
  on Beale Street, Memphis, TN        

Isaac Hayes   -   THC 4E 124
  Firestone Street, Manassas High School, Memphis, TN        

Isaac Rawlings   -   THC 4E 35
  Shelby County, Memphis, at Tom Lee Park, Riverside Drive        

It was a Struggle for Freedom For Dignity and For Equality   -    
  485 Beale St, Memphis, TN        

J. Millard "Jack" Smith ~ 1895-1976   -   THC 4E 107
  University of Memphis campus, Memphis, TN        

James A. Hyter, "Ol' Man River"   -    
  in Lee Park on S Riverside Dr., Memphis, TN        

Jane Terrell Hospital   -    
  16 North Bellevue Boulevard, Memphis, TN        

Jefferson Davis   -   THC 4E 37
  216 Court Avenue, Memphis, TN        

John James Audubon   -   THC 4E 51
  at Tom Lee Park, Riverside Drive, Memphis, TN        

Johnny Cash's First Performance / Johnny Cash and Tennessee Two   -    
  1015 Cooper Street, Memphis, TN        

Josiah T. Settle ~ 1850 - 1915   -   THC 4E 158
  512 Beale Street, Memphis, TN        

Lansky Brothers Clothier To The King   -    
  next to the Hard Rock Café on Historic Beale St in Memphis, TN.        

LeMoyne-Owen College   -   THC 4E 103
  764 Walker Avenue, Memphis, TN        

Lowenstein Mansion   -   THC 4E 114
  on Jefferson Ave. at Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN.        

Luke Edward Wright, 1846-1922   -   THC 4E 60
  Shelby County, in Memphis, Jefferson Street        

Malcolm Rice Patterson ~ 1865 - 1935   -   THC 4E 73
  on Washington Ave. at N 3rd St., Memphis, TN        

Mallory-Neely House   -   THC 4E 132
  652 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN        

Marcus Winchester   -   THC 4E 58
  Shelby County, in Memphis, Jackson and Front streets        

Market Square   -   THC 4E 68
  Shelby County, in Memphis, Main Street between Market and Winchester streets        

Mary Church Terrell ~ 1863-1954   -   THC 4E 123
  414 Beale St., Memphis TN        

Memphis Martyrs   -   THC 4E 63
  can be reached from Channel 3 Drive, Memphis, TN        

Memphis-Shelby County   -   THC 4E 44
  U.S. 51, Shelby County, at Memphis city limits        

Memphis-Shelby County   -   THC 4E 46
  U.S. 70 & 79, Shelby County, in Memphis, Poplar Avenue between South Shady Grove and Massey        

Millington Central High School   -    
  on Wilkinsville Road at School Ave., Millington, TN         

Millington, Tennessee   -    
  4836 Navy Road, Millington, TN        

Mississippi - Tennessee, Shelby County Line   -   THC 4E 6
          

Mississippi - Tennessee, Shelby County Line   -   THC 4E 7
          

Mississippi - Tennessee, Shelby County Line   -   THC 4E 18
          

Modern Movie-Making in Memphis   -    
  550 South Main Street, Memphis, TN        

Mullins United Methodist Church   -    
  4 North Mendenhall Road, Memphis, TN        

N. B. Forrest Camp 215 Sons of Confederate Veterans   -    
  799 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN        

Nashoba   -   THC 4E 10
  U.S. 70, Shelby County, in Memphis, at Summer Avenue and New Macon Road        

Nat D. Williams   -   THC 4E 104
  on Beale Street, Memphis, TN        

Nathan Bedford Forrest   -   THC 4E 41
  on Union Avenue west of Myrtle St., Memphis, TN        

Nathan Bedford Forrest III, Airman   -   THC 4E 117
  799 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN        

Navy Yard   -   THC 4E 40
  Shelby County, in Memphis, Front Street        

New Winchester Burying Ground   -   THC 4E 89
  Shelby County, in Memphis, North Parkway and St. Jude Place        

Nicholas Gotten ~ 1832-1919   -    
  2969 Court Street, Memphis, TN        

North Carolina   -    
  126 North Front Street, Memphis, TN        

North Memphis Driving Park   -   THC 4E 54
  Shelby County, in Memphis, Thomas and Firestone streets        

Old Stagecoach Inn   -   THC 4E 9
  at the intersection of Hwy64 and Inglewood Place, Arlington, TN        

Orange Mound   -   THC 4E 97
  Shelby County, in Memphis, Old Melrose High School, Park Avenue        

Overton Park   -    
  Near the Pavilion in Overton Park, on East Parkway N (US 70), Memphis, TN        

Overton Park   -    
  Near the Pavilion in Overton Park, on East Parkway N (US 70), Memphis, TN        

Owen College 1954-1968   -    
  673 Vance Ave, Memphis, TN        

Park Field   -    
  4836 Navy Road, Millington, TN        

Peabody Revitalization   -    13
  on Union Ave, next to the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN.        

Pee Wee Saloon   -   THC 4E 83
  in front of the Hard Rock Cafe on Beale Street. Marker, Memphis, TN        

People's Grocery   -   THC 4E 106
  Mississippi Boulevard and Walker Street, Memphis, TN        

Phi Beta Sigma   -    
  at the Robert Church Park on Beale St, Memphis, TN        

Pigeon Roost Road   -   THC 4E 31
  Crump and Lamar boulevards, Memphis, TN        

Piggly Wiggly   -   THC 4E 110
  at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and 2nd Street, Memphis, TN        

Pleasant Hill Cemetery   -   THC 4E 51
  On Brunswick Rd. north of Brunswick Farms Dr., Shelby, TN        

Promenade   -    3
  on Union Ave, west of Front Street in Memphis, TN.        

R.S. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home   -    
  374 Vance Ave, Memphis. TN        

Raiding the Rails   -    
  2745 Hacks Cross Rd, Germantown, TN        

Raleigh   -   THC 4E 16
  U.S. 70, Shelby County, at TN 15, Memphis, TN        

Rhodes College   -   THC 4E 79
  on North Parkway AT University ST., Memphis, TN        

Rose Garden   -    
  3568 Townes Avenue, Memphis,TN        

Rufus Thomas, Jr.   -   THC 4E 119
  in front of the Pat O'Brien's on Beale Street, Memphis, TN        

Salem Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church   -   THC 4E 80
  TN 14, Shelby County, 18 miles north of Memphis on Atoka Road        

Sara Roberta Church   -   THC 4E 138
  at the Robert Church Park on Beale St, Memphis, TN        

Schools For Freedmen   -    
  at the intersection of South Main Street and Beale Street, Memphis, TN        

Second Presbyterian Church   -    
  4055 Poplar Avenue (US 72), Memphis, TN        

Sgt. Walter K. Singleton ~ (1944 - 1967)   -   THC 4E 90
  at the intersection of Austin Peay Highway and Singleton Parkway, Memphis, TN        

Shelby - Fayette - Hardeman County Line   -   THC 4E 20
          

Shelby - Fayette County Line   -   THC 4E 2
          

Shelby - Fayette County Line   -   THC 4E 19
          

Shelby - Fayette County Line   -   THC 4E 21
          

Shelby - Tipton County Line   -   THC 4E 5
          

Shelby County / Memphis   -   THC 4E 47
  6282 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN        

Shelby County Archives and Hall of Records   -    
  51 Washington Avenue, Memphis, TN        

Shelby County Courthouse   -    
  212 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN        

Shelby County Training School   -   THC 4E 125
  5909 Woodstock-Cuba Road, Woodstock, TN        

Solvent Savings Bank   -    
  386 Beale Street, Memphis, TN        

Southwestern at Memphis   -   THC 4E 26
  Shelby County, in Memphis, North Parkway        

Spain   -    
  126 North Front Street, Memphis, TN        

St. John's United Methodist Church   -   THC 4E 74
  1207 Peabody Avenue, Memphis, TN        

St. Mary's Cathedral Chapel and Diocesan House   -    
  700 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN        

St. Mary's Catholic Church   -    
  155 Market Street, Memphis, TN        

St. Peter Catholic Church   -    
  190 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN        

Statuary at the Shelby County Courthouse   -    
  212 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN        

Stax Recording Studios   -   THC 4E 102
  926 E. McClemore, Memphis, TN        

T.H. Hayes and Sons Funeral Home   -   THC 4E 127
  Shelby County, in Memphis, 680 Lauderdale St.        

Tennessee   -    
  125 North Front Street, Memphis, TN        

The Blues Foundation   -   MBF 154
  421 S Main St, Memphis TN        

The Blues Trail From Mississippi to Memphis   -    
  at the intersection of 3rd Street and Lt George W Lee Avenue, Memphis, TN        

The Blues Trail From Mississippi to Memphis   -   MBF 72
  is at the intersection of 3rd St and Lt George W Lee Ave, Memphis, TN        

The Brick Church   -    
  at the intersection of Chelsea Ave. and 7th St, Memphis, TN        

The Commercial Appeal / Publishing Locations   -    
  495 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN        

The First Railroad in West Tennessee / The LaGrange and Memphis Railroad   -   THC 4E 84
  495 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN        

The Gillis Brothers   -   THC 4E 122
  300 block of Second Street, Memphis, TN        

The Hunt-Phelan Home   -    
  533 Beale Street, Memphis, TN        

The Lindenwood Christian Church   -    
  2400 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN        

The Lorraine Motel   -   THC 4E 95
  450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN        

The Lynching of Ell Persons   -    
  5404 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN        

The Memphis Daily Appeal   -   THC 4E 27
  Shelby County, in Memphis, Madison Avenue, Union Planters Bank        

The Pinch   -   THC 4E 82
  Main Street, Memphis, TN        

The Sultana Disaster   -   THC 4E 93
  Shelby County, in Memphis, Jefferson Davis Park        

The University of Memphis   -   THC 4E 64
  On Central Avenue at Patterson St., Memphis, TN        

The University of West Tennessee   -   THC 4E 128
  785 East McLemore, Memphis, TN        

The Wigfall Grays 4th Tennessee Infantry Co. C   -    
  at the town square on West Poplar Avenue at Main Street, Collierville, TN        

Thomas Alva Edison   -   THC 4E 69
  on North Court St west of North 2nd St, in Memphis, on the Court Square        

Thomas F. Cassels   -   THC 4E 105
  300 block of Second Street, Memphis, TN        

Tom Brooks Park   -    
  on Walnut Street south of West Poplar Avenue (Tennessee Highway 57), Collierville, TN        

Tom Lee Monument   -    
  in Tom Lee Park on the Mississippi riverfront near the foot of Beale Street, Memphis, TN        

U.S. Supreme Court Rules On Overton Park and I-40   -    
  is beside the Welcome Center near Mud Island, Memphis, TN        

Universal Life Insurance Building Universal Life Insurance Company   -   THC 4E 131
  480 linden Avenue, Memphis, TN        

Virginia ("Ginnie") Bethel Moon ~ 1844-1926   -   THC 4E 76
  51 N Front St, Memphis, TN        

Walter F. Dakin   -    
  on University St. at Snowden Ave., Memphis, TN        

Washburn's Quarters   -   THC 4E 42
  Union Ave. east of S 3rd St., Memphis, TN        

WDIA - The Goodwill Station   -   THC 4E 118
  at the intersection of Union Avenue and S November 6th St. Or Gen Washburns Escape Alley, Memphis, TN        

Wedding of the Waters   -   THC 4E 86
  Riverside Drive and Jefferson, Memphis, TN        

Wildcats   -    48
  at the intersection of N Court Ave and N 2nd Street in Memphis, TN.        

William Neely Mallory   -    
  on the Gymnasium at Rhodes College, 2000 North Pkwy, Memphis ,TN        

WLOK Radio Station   -   THC 4E 135
  South Second Street, Memphis, TN        

WMC Radio Station   -    
  30 North 2nd Street, Memphis, TN        

Zion Cemetery   -   THC 4E 94
  Shelby County, in Memphis, South Parkway East, west of Willett        

Zippin Pippin / Libertyland   -    
  946 E Parkway S, Memphis, TN        

 

M  - The marker is missing.
R  - The marker has been removed.