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Pigeon Roost Road -- 4E 31 -- Memphis TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 35° 07.898 W 090° 01.507
15S E 771069 N 3891693
Quick Description: A state historical marker for Pigeon Roost Road, which formerly led to a large roosting area for the extinct passenger pigeon
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 4/12/2019 12:17:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM10C8Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 3

Long Description:
This historical marker for Pigeon Roost Road stands in a difficult to access spot near the divergence of Lamar Avenue and Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue at the I-240 and US 78 in East Memphis.

The marker reads as follows:

"4E 31

PIGEON ROOST ROAD

Leading to a large roost of the now extinct passenger pigeon, this road followed partly the present routes of Lauderdale and Marshall avenues, and of Lamar Boulevard. Before settlement days it was a dry-weather trail used by the Chickasaw Indians. It was improved into a plank road about 1855, and frequently so-called.

Tennessee historical commission"
Marker Name: Pigeon Roost Road

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Other

Marker Number: 4E 31

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee historical commission


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