Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Site of First Memphis Telephone



Marker ID:  
Location: at the intersection of G.E. Patterson Ave and South Front St, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 7.967    W 090° 3.657
  35.13278333    -90.06095
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Site of First Memphis Telephone


On October 18, 1877, at residence of Col. Mike Burke, 673 Shelby, Superintendent of Miss. & Tenn. RR, which was connected only with RR office and home of Col. H.A. Montgomery at Poplar & Bellevue.

South Central Bell Telephone Co. and West Tennessee Historical Society.
1976.