The First Railroad in West Tennessee

The First Railroad in West Tennessee (HM536)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
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N 35° 8.385', W 90° 2.442'

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The LaGrange and Memphis Railroad

Organized in 1835, the LaGrange and Memphis Railroad operated the first train from Memphis 4 1/2 miles on March 29, 1842, on the present roadbed of the Southern Railway. The depot which was destroyed by fire February 1, 1853 was located here. The LaGrange and Memphis Railroad and the depot were acquired by the Memphis and Charleston Railroad about 1846. The Southern Railway succeeded the Memphis and Charleston.
HM NumberHM536
Marker Number4E 84
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 11:32am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 769621 N 3892550
Decimal Degrees35.13975000, -90.04070000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.385', W 90° 2.442'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 23.10" N, 90° 2' 26.52" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 467-611 TN-3, Memphis TN 38103, US
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