Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The University of Memphis

Marker ID: THC 4E 64
Location: On Central Avenue at Patterson St., Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 07.377    W 089° 56.457
  35.12295    -89.94095
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3K09


This public institution of higher learning has grown with the city of Memphis since opening in 1912. Its development went through the following stages: West Tennessee State Normal School (1912-25); West Tennessee State Teachers College (1925-41); Memphis State College (1941-1957); Memphis State University (1957-1994) and The University of Memphis since July 1, 1994.

Tennessee Historical Commission