Maxwelton (Circa 1855-1860)

Maxwelton (Circa 1855-1860) (HM1KT2)

Location: Memphis, TN 38111 Shelby County
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N 35° 6.911', W 89° 57.521'

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Judge John Louis Taylor Sneed (1820-1901) named this house which is built of native poplar and cypress. Only a few of this "Victorian piano-box" style, more common to middle-Tennessee, survive. E.A. Spottswood, Sr. sold this land to Levi Joy in 1869. Joy sold the property to Sneed, who was living at Maxwelton by 1874. Four generations of Judge Sneed's family have lived here in the Buntyn community. He compiled a notable judicial record in Memphis, Shelby County , and on the state Supreme Court. He also helped found (1887) and taught in the Memphis Law School. He was one of the founders of St. John's Episcopal Church and a trustee of the church property.
HM NumberHM1KT2
Year Placed1993
Placed ByShelby County Historical Commission and John Sneed Ewell
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Date Added Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 230353 N 3889823
Decimal Degrees35.11518333, -89.95868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 6.911', W 89° 57.521'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 6' 54.66" N, 89° 57' 31.26" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Old Southern Ave, Memphis TN 38111, US
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