Memphis Martyrs

Memphis Martyrs (HM4OV)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
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N 35° 7.71', W 90° 4.224'

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In August, 1878, fear of death caused a panic during which 30,000 of 50,000 Memphians fled this bluff city. By October, the epidemic of yellow fever killed 4,204 of 6,000 Caucasians and 946 of 14,000 Negros who stayed. With some outside help, citizens of all races and walks of life, recognizing their common plight in this devastated, bankrupt community, tended 17,600 sick and buried the dead. As a result many of them lost their lives, becoming martyrs in their service to mankind.
HM NumberHM4OV
Marker Number4E 63
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker Condition
5 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 11:10am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] STEVE CRAIN  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 766951 N 3891222
Decimal Degrees35.12850000, -90.07040000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 7.71', W 90° 4.224'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 7' 42.60" N, 90° 4' 13.44" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6723-6739 Riverwalk, Memphis TN 38103, US
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May 25, 2018 at 3:34pm PDT by historybuff901

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