Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Bell Tavern

Marker ID: THC 4E 30
Location: Shelby County, in Memphis, Front Street between Overton and North Parkway avenues
County: Shelby
Waymark: None


Across the street stood one of early Memphis's famous hostelĀ¬ries, at which many notables stopped, and in which took place many events of historic interest. Here, in 1819, Andrew Jackson, James Winchester, and John Overton met, founded, and named the city of Memphis. David Crockett stopped here enroute to Texas and his death at the Alamo.