Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Fort San Ferdinando

Marker ID: THC 4E 28
Location: Shelby County, in Memphis, in Auction Park
County: Shelby
Waymark: None


Hereabouts, in 1795, the Spanish built Fort San Ferdinando de Barrancas. It was here that Don Miguel Gayoso de Lamos, first governor, hoisted the flag of Spain for the first time, and took possession of the territory in the name of his sovereign.