Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Alva Edison (HM1F5U)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
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N 35° 8.786', W 90° 3.084'

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In 1865-66 Edison was military telegraph operator with the Federal occupation army, working in a building formerly at the east corner of North Court and November 6 Streets, and boarding next door. Trying to invent an auto-repeat key, he managed to connect New Orleans with New York directly for the first time after the war. As a result, he was discharged by a jealous superior, and he left Memphis.
HM NumberHM1F5U
Marker Number4E 69
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 6:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 768624 N 3893263
Decimal Degrees35.14643333, -90.05140000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.786', W 90° 3.084'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 47.16" N, 90° 3' 5.04" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 116-134 N Court Ave, Memphis TN 38103, US
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