Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Orange Mound



Marker ID: THC 4E 97
Location: Shelby County, in Memphis, Old Melrose High School, Park Avenue
County: Shelby
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Waymark: None
 



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Orange Mound, developed as a Negro subdivision at the turn of the century, was formerly a 5000 acre plantation owned by John George Deaderick. Bounded by the Southern Railway on the north, Airways on the west, Park on the south, and Goodwyn on the east, Memphis's oldest and best known African-American community received its name from the row of mock orange shrubs in the side yard of the Deaderick home.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.