Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Forrest's Early Home

Marker ID: THC 4E 38
Location: 190 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 8.832    W 090° 2.925
  35.1472    -90.04875
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3NJE


Forrest's Early Home

In a house which stood here in antebellum days lived Nathan Bedford Forrest. Born in middle Tennessee, 1821, he spent his early life on a Mississippi plantation. Following marriage in 1845, he came to Memphis, where his business enterprises made him wealthy. He was for several terms an alderman. He enlisted for the Confederacy, June 14, 1861.

Tennessee Historical Commission.