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
 



Text:

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.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.