Historic Markers Across Tennessee

North Memphis Driving Park

Marker ID: THC 4E 54
Location: intersection of Firestone Ave and Tulley St, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 10.497    W 090° 2.056
  35.17495    -90.03426666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


The southwest corner of this mile harness track was here; its long axis ran northeastward. It was developed mainly by C.K.G. Billings. Here Ed Geers brought out many famous horses. Here, also, Dan Patch made his record of 1.55 1/4, and here occurred the races for the Memphis Gold Cup. The most famous were between Lou Dillon and Major Delmar in 1903 and 1904.