Shelby County / Memphis

Shelby County / Memphis (HMOWS)

Location: Memphis, TN 38119 Shelby County
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N 35° 6.06', W 89° 51.227'

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Shelby County
Established 1819; named in honor of ISAAC SHELBY who, along with Andrew Jackson, as appointed United States Commissioner; together they arranged the purchase of the Western District from the Chickasaw Indian Nation in 1818.

Founded 1819, by Andrew Jackson, John Overton and James Winchester; the latter named it. Incorporated, 1826, population less than 500 & area less than 1 sq. mi. It has since its original foundation absorbed seven other towns, is now the state's largest city, one of the country's largest inland ports and the world's largest cotton market.
Marker Number4E 47
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 10:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 239871 N 3887970
Decimal Degrees35.10100000, -89.85378333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 6.06', W 89° 51.227'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 6' 3.60" N, 89° 51' 13.62" W
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Area Code(s)901, 615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6268 Poplar Ave, Memphis TN 38119, US
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