Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Chimney Swift Tower



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Location: 5992 Quince Rd., Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 5.474    W 089° 51.791
  35.09123333    -89.86318333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
 



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Chimney Swift Tower


This chimney swift tower celebrates the work of Ben and Lula Coffey who directed members of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, Boy Scouts, and others in banding 113,000 swifts from 1932 to 1959. Rediscovery of six of the bands in Peru helped to discover the birds' winter home.

2005 by Tennessee Ornithological Society.