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 301 Historic Markers in Shelby County.

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

1866 Memphis Massacre   -    
  161 G.E. Patterson Avenue, Memphis, TN        

American Cutoff Mile/Greenville, Mississippi/Tarpley Cuto   -    38
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Annesdale Park Subdivision   -   THC 4E 92
  1212-1234 Vinton Ave, Memphis, TN        

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

Arkansas & White Rivers   -    
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

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

Arlington   -    
  5854 Airline Road, Arlington, TN        

Ashbrook Cutoff/Eunice Landing, Arkansas/Arkansas City, Arkansas   -    39
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, 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        

Baton Rouge, Louisiana   -    17
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, 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        

Belle Chasse, Louisiana/English Turn Bend/Caernarvon Crevasse/Poydras Crevasse   -    6
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Benjamin Albert Imes   -   THC 4E 100
  762 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        

Bishop Charles Harrison Mason   -   THC 4E 142
  intersection of Mason Street and McEwen Place, Memphis, TN        

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

Bonnet Carre Spillway/Lake Pontchartrain   -    10
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

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

Bridgewater School   -    
  7023 Raleigh Lagrange, Memphis, TN        

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

Cairo, Illinois   -    65
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Calvary Cemetery   -    
  1663 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, TN        

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

Campbell Clinic   -    
  869 Madison Avenue, 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        

Chew C. Sawyer   -   THC 4E 145
  intersection of South Parkway East and Pillow St, Memphis, 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        

Claiborne Landing/Carville, Louisiana/Belle Grove   -    15
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

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

Clayborn Temple   -    
  on E Pontotoc Ave at Hernando St, 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        

Commercial Barge Traffic   -    66
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

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        

Cotton Exchange Building   -    4
  65 Union Avenue, 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        

Davis Island, Mississippi/Kents Island   -    30
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, 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        

Donaldson Point, Missouri/Island No. 8/Hickman, Kentucky/Dorena Crevasse   -    62
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Donaldsonville, Louisiana/Bayou Lafourche/Geismar, Louisiana   -    14
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Dr. Greene Fort Pinkston   -    
  1756 Lenow Rd., Memphis, TN        

Dr. Joseph Edison Walker 1880~1958   -   THC 4E 143
  at the intersection of Mississippi Blvd and Edith Ave, Memphis, TN        

Edward Shaw   -   THC 4E 101
  75 Walker Ave, 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        

Ernest C. Withers House   -   THC 4E 180
  480 West Brooks Road, 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 Baptist Church, Lauderdale   -   THC 4E 155
  682. S. Lauderdale, Memphis, TN        

First Black Radio Station   -    8
  112 Union 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 Memphis Waterfront   -    
  at the intersection of North Front St and Jackson Ave, Memphis, TN        

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

First Tavern   -    
  299 North Main St, Memphis, TN        

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

First “Talkies”   -    5
  79 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN        

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

Forrest and the Memphis Slave Trade   -    
  102 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN        

Forrest and the Memphis Slave Trade   -    
  102 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN        

Forrest's Artillery Positions ~ Aug. 21, 1864   -   THC 4E 39
  1277 Mississippi Boulevard, Memphis, TN        

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 Adams, Mississippi/Old River Control Structure/Homochitto Cutoff   -    23
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

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 34
  Shelby County, in Memphis, at Tom Lee Park, Riverside Drive        

Fort Pickering   -   THC 4E 81
          

Fort San Ferdinando   -   THC 4E 28
  on N Main St at A. W. Willis Ave., Memphis, TN        

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        

Grand Gulf, Mississippi/Yucatan Cutoff/Big Black River   -    29
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Grand Lake Cutoff/Worthington Cutoff/Kentucky Bend   -    37
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

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

Great Britain   -    
  126 North Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Head of Passes/Pilottown, Louisiana   -    1
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

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

Hog Point, Louisiana/Raccourci Cutoff/Caernarvon Crevasse   -    21
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Hollis Freeman Price, Sr.   -   THC 4E 141
  764 Walker Avenue, Memphis, TN        

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

Hutchison School   -   THC 4E 175
  1925 Union Ave, Memphis, TN        

Hymelia Crevasse/Bonnet Carre Crevasse/Laplace, Louisiana/Reserve, Louisiana   -    11
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front 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        

Island No. 20/Cottonwood Point/Booth Point, Tennessee/Linwood Bend   -    20
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Island No. 20/Cottonwood Point/Booth Point, Tennessee/Linwood Bend   -    57
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Island No. 5 (Wolf Island)/Belmont, Missouri/Columbus, Kentucky   -    63
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Islands No. 2, 3, and 4/Fort Jefferson, Kentucky/Bird’s Point, Missouri   -    64
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

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, 3744 Walker Ave., 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 Grisham   -    
  65 Union 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        

Junior Crevasse/Poverty Point, Louisiana/Jesuits Bend   -    5
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Kenner, Louisiana/Davis Crevasse/Ormand Landing, Louisiana   -    9
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Lake Providence, Louisiana/Stack Island   -    35
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front 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        

Let Freedom Ring   -    
  198 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN        

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

Lucie Eddie Campbell   -   THC 4E 153
  on S. Lauderdale St, Memphis, TN        

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

Lutcher, Louisiana/Oak Alley/St. James Landing, Louisiana   -    12
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

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        

Manassas High School / The Cora P. Taylor Auditorium   -   THC 4E 146
  1111 N Manassas St, Memphis, TN        

Marcus Winchester   -   THC 4E 58
  S67 Jackson Ave, Memphis, TN        

Marion Scudder Griffin   -   THC 4E 152
  165 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN        

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 Queen II   -   THC 4E 164
  on Riverside Dr, Memphis, TN        

Memphis,Tennessee/Mud Island   -    
  Mud Island River Park on Riverside 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        

Modern Movie~Making In Memphis   -    
  540 South Main St, Memphis, TN        

Mounds Landing Crevasse/Cypress Bend/Caulk Neck Cutoff   -    40
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church   -   THC 4E 137
  2634 Carnes Ave, Memphis, TN        

Mulatto Bend/Springfield Bend/Profit Island   -    18
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front 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        

Natchez Island/Vidalia, Louisiana /Giles Cutoff   -    25
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Natchez, Mississippi   -    26
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front 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        

Naval Battle of Memphis, 1862   -    
  in Confederate Park on North Front St, Memphis, TN        

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

Nelson-Kirby House   -    
  6797 Messick Rd, Memphis, TN        

New Madrid, Missouri/Cates Casting Field/Island No. 10   -    61
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

New Orleans, Louisiana   -    8
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

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
  intersection of Firestone Ave and Tulley St, Memphis, TN        

Ohio River   -    
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

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

Orange Mound   -   THC 4E 97
  572 Park Ave, Memphis, TN        

Ostrica Lock/Buras, Louisiana/Empire Lock/Nairn, Louisiana   -    3
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

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        

Overton Square - 1969   -    
  at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Cooper St., Memphis, TN        

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

Palmetto Bend/Jackson Point/St. Catherine’s Creek/Ellis Cliffs   -    24
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, 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
  1026 Mississippi Blvd, 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        

Plaquemine, Louisiana/Manchac Bend   -    16
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

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

Point a La Hache, Louisiana/Magnolia Plantation, Louisiana   -    4
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Port Hudson, Louisiana/Fausse River Cutoff   -    19
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, 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        

Reelfoot Lake   -    59
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

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

Ridge of the attack   -    
  215 South Center St., Collierville, TN        

Rock of Ages Christian Methodist Episcopal Church   -   THC 4E 181
  478 Scott St, Memphis, TN        

Rodney Cutoff/Bayou Pierre   -    28
  
Rodney Cutoff/Bayou Pierre Panel #28 Mississippi Riverwalk
A tremendous earthquake struck this region on December 16, 1811, beginning A) Rodney Cutoff Mile 388.0 AHP Opened in 1936 the Rodney Cutoff bypassed an old river bend and the ghost town that once was the busy river town of Rodney. Over 4,000 people lived in the town of Rodney in the 1850’s and its bustling port rivaled Natchez and Vicksburg, MS when the Civil War intervened. The town began to fade when the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad opened in 1886, taking away its steamboat trade. A few years later, the river moved west, leaving Rodney trapped behind swamps and sandbars. When the Rodney Cutoff was made in 1935, the town was practically deserted and its abandoned buildings were left to crumble. B) Bayou Pierre Mile 394.3 AHP When the Spanish took over this region, their generous land grants attracted many settlers to the Bayou Pierre. Among the first were the Bruin family from Virginia, who established a plantation called Bruinsburg here at the mouth of the bayou in 1788. Aaron Burr stopped here on his way to New Orleans in 1807. Burr had been Thomas Jefferson’s Vice-President but had resigned after killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel and was in political disfavor. He claimed he was going to Louisiana to settle on land he owned, but there were rumors of a plot to seize New Orleans and attack Mexico. At Brunsburg, Burr learned that Jefferson had ordered his arrest on charges of treason, and he turned himself in. He was later acquitted.
Mississippi Riverwalk. Marker Number 28
A photo of this marker can be found on HMDB.org
       

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        

Russwood Park   -   THC 4E 149
  910 Madison Ave, 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   -    
  150 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        

Site of First Memphis Telephone   -    
  at the intersection of G.E. Patterson Ave and South Front St, Memphis, TN        

Skipwith Crevasse/Sara Cutoff/Island No. 89   -    36
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, 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. Agnes Academy   -   THC 4E 150
  4830 Walnut Grove Rd, 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. Mary's Episcopal School   -   THC 4E 136
  60 S Perkins Rd, 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        

Tennessee River/Cumberland River   -    
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Tennessee River/Cumberland River   -    
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

The Atchafalaya Problem   -    22
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

The Battle of New Orleans   -    7
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

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

The Blues Foundation   -    
  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 Lynching of Lee Walker   -    
  intersection of North Front St and A.W. Willis, Memphis, TN        

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

The Mississippi Riverwalk   -    
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

The Mount Nebo Baptist Church   -   THC 4E 156
  intersection of Vance Ave. and Lauderdale St, Memphis, TN        

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

The Saturday Night Jamboree   -   THC 4E 168
  165 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN        

The Sultana Disaster   -   THC 4E 93
  40 Riverside Dr, Memphis, TN        

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        

Tiptonville, Tennessee/Bixby Towhead   -    60
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front 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        

Tragic Accident Sparks Sanitation Strike   -   THC 4E 173
  1370 Colonial Rd, Memphis, TN        

U.S. Colored Troops and the Battle of Fort Pillow / Remember Fort Pillow   -    
  3568 Townes Avenue, 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        

Venice Louisiana/Fort Jackson, Louisiana/Fort St. Phillip   -    2
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Vicksburg   -    31
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, 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        

Waterproof, Louisiana/Ashland Landing, Mississippi   -    27
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, 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        

White Hall Plantation/Union, Louisiana/Point Houmas   -    13
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, 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        

Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios   -   THC 4E 166
  1320 Willie Mitchell Blvd, Memphis, TN        

Willow Cutoff/Salem Crevasse/Goodrich Landing,Louisiana   -    34
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

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

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

Young’s Point/Milliken’s Bend/Omega Landing   -    33
  Mud Island River Park, 125 N Front Street, Memphis, TN        

Zion Cemetery   -   THC 4E 94
  intersection of South Parkway East and Pillow St, Memphis, TN        

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

 

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