Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Fort Assumption



Marker ID: THC 4E 17
Location: at Tom Lee Park, Riverside Drive, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
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Waymark: None
 



Text:

South of here, at the highest part of the bluff, on Assumption Day, August 15, 1739, Fort Assumption was erected by Sieur de Bienville, French Governor of Louisiana. This was the first structure built by Europeans in Shelby County, and the third such in Tennessee.