Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Elizabeth Avery Meriwether ~ 1824 - 1917



Marker ID: THC 4E 75
Location: in Confederate Park, North Front Street and Court Avenue, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 8.83    W 090° 3.238
  35.14716666    -90.05396666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMEDT0
 



Text:

Born in Bolivar, Elizabeth Meriwether spent much of her life in Memphis. A noted author, her more famous works include The Master of Red Leaf, Black and White, and Recollections of 92 Years. Mrs. Meriwether toured many states lecturing in support of woman suffrage and was granted the right to vote in the election of 1872.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.