Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Elvis Aaron Presley



Marker ID: THC 4E 77
Location: 3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 2.812    W 090° 1.493
  35.04686666    -90.02488333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5FA9
 



Text:

Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8, 1935, the son of Vernon and Gladys Presley. He moved to Memphis in 1948. Soon after signing a contract with Sun Records in 1954 he achieved tremendous popularity. His musical and acting career in records, movies, television, and concerts made him one of the most successful and outstanding entertainers in the world. He died on August 16, 1977, and is buried here at his Memphis home, Graceland.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.