Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Pigeon Roost Road

Marker ID: THC 4E 31
Location: Crump and Lamar boulevards, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Waymark: None


Leading to a large roost of the now-extinct messenger pigeon, this road followed partly the present routes of Lauderdale and Marshall Avenues, and of Lamar Boulevard. Before settlement days it was a dry-weather trail used by the Chickasaw Indians. It was improved into a plank road about 1855, and frequently so called.