Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Park Field

Marker ID:  
Location: 4836 Navy Road, Millington, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 20.491    W 089° 54.115
  35.34151666    -89.90191666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3K51


During WWI Park Field became a Signal Corps aviation school, one of the 1st airfields in West Tennessee. Gen. Jas. H. Doolottle often ferried aeroplanes in for Curtiss Aircraft. After WWI Park Field helped pioneer mail routes over Tennessee and surrounding states. The field was located on the southside parade ground area aboard the Naval Air Station.

Shelby County Historical Commission and Millington Central High School Class of 1951