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Raleigh - 4E 16 - Memphis, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 35° 12.329 W 089° 55.314
16S E 234001 N 3899743
Quick Description: Tennessee Historical Marker 4E 16, commemorating the brief history of Raleigh, TN, once the county seat of Shelby County. Located at the northwest corner of the intersection of James Rd and Old Austin Peay Parkway.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 4/22/2014 9:34:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMKJVW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 5

Long Description:
The marker has identical text on both sides, and it says:

First known as Sanderlin's Bluff, the town of Raleigh was renamed by Joseph Graham, the first Circuit Court Clerk, for his North Carolina hometown. It was the county seat of Shelby County from 1824 to 1866, and the courthouse stood 200 ft. southwest of here. Keelboats and stern-wheelers plied the Wolf River, transporting freight and passengers to and from Raleigh in the 1830s. Raleigh's economic and political fortunes fades as Memphis' rose, and the town surrendered its charter in 1912.
Marker Name: Raleigh

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Other

Marker Number: 4E 16

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission


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