Overton Park

Overton Park (HM1F6A)

Location: Memphis, TN 38112 Shelby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 8.814', W 89° 58.932'

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The 342 acre Lea Woods was bought in 1901 as the first project of Memphis Park Commission on advise of Olmsted Brothers noted landscape and architects. By popular vote it was named for Judge John Overton, a city founder. Naturalistic landscaping was by George Kessler, landscape architect. Soon added were the zoo 1905; the first city golf course 1911; Brooks Art Gallery 1916. The park with its unique 175 acres of climax oak-hickory urban forest was preserved as a unit by the U.S. Supreme Courts landmark decision, 1971. Placed in National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1979.
HM NumberHM1F6A
Year Placed1981
Placed ByCitizens to Preserve Overton Park and the Memphis Park Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 9:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 228314 N 3893406
Decimal Degrees35.14690000, -89.98220000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.814', W 89° 58.932'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 48.84" N, 89° 58' 55.92" W
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Area Code(s)901, 931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 393 East Pkwy N, Memphis TN 38112, US
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