Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Shelby County Archives and Hall of Records

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Location: 51 Washington Avenue, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 08.932    W 090° 02.959
  35.14886666    -90.04931666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3PD4


After the Shelby County criminal courts and jail moved from here in 1982, this National Register Historic District Building stood empty until 1998, when extensive renovations were completed and it reopened as the Shelby County Archives and Hall of Records. County Mayor James L. Rout led efforts to convert the structure, as had been proposed earlier by the Descendants of Early Settlers of Shelby County and the West Tennessee Historical Society. When the building reopened, the first official occupants were County Clerk Jayne S. Creson and County Historian Edward F. Williams, III. Local government records dating back to the 1820's are maintained here.

Shelby County Historical Commission