Historic Markers Across Tennessee


Marker ID: THC 4E 10
Location: U.S. 70, Shelby County, in Memphis, at Summer Avenue and New Macon Road
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 10.325    W 089° 52.086
  35.17208333    -89.8681
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMTPA8


To the south lay this plantation. Here, in 1827, a Scottish spinster heiress named Frances Wright set up a colony whose aims were the enforcement of cooperative living and other advanced sociological experiments. It failed in 1830.