Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Fort Adams

Marker ID: THC 4E 29
Location: Shelby County, in Memphis, in Auction Park
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 09.423    W 090° 02.911
  35.15705    -90.04851666
Waymark: WMNK3Q


In a fort which stood in this locality, formerly a possession of Spain, Capt. Isaac Guion, USA, raised the flag of the United States for the first time in 1797, thus proclaiming the exclusive sovereignty of the United States on the Mississippi River. The fort was renamed in honor of President John Adams.