Historic Markers Across Tennessee



U.S. Supreme Court Rules On Overton Park and I-40



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Location: is beside the Welcome Center near Mud Island, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 8.946    W 090° 3.281
  35.1491    -90.05468333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMEDV2
 



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U.S. Supreme Court Rules On Overton Park and I-40
1956 - 2006


In 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the State of Tennessee could not go through Overton Park to build I-40 based on environmental issues. This east-west interstate now follows I-240 around the north side of Memphis. It remains the only incomplete section of I-40 identified in the June 29, 1956 Act that established the U.S. Interstate System.