Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Bartlett, Tennessee

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Location: at the intersection of Stage Road (Tennessee Route 15) and Bartlett Road, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 12.24    W 089° 52.128
  35.204    -89.8688
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3MNM


A toll road of 1829 became Stage Road, Bartlett's main street. In 1856 the town was called Union Depot. Incorporated in 1866 and named Bartlett for Major Gabriel Matson Bartlett. Shelby County Courts were held here from 1870-1885. In 1885 Bartlett School was chartered. School erected in 1917 named for Dr. Nicholas Blackwell, a pioneer settler of Bartlett.

Erected 1980 by City of Bartlett and the Shelby County Historical Commission.