Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Raleigh



Marker ID: THC 4E 16
Location: U.S. 70, Shelby County, at TN 15, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 12.329    W 089° 55.314
  35.20548333    -89.9219
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMKJVW
 



Text:

5 miles. From 1827 to 1867, this was the county seat of Shelby County. Aaron Burr was imprisoned here for a short time. About 1867, the courthouse was tom down and removed, piecemeal, to Bartlett. The jail, now converted into a residence, still stands.