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Home Tennessee Shelby County Memphis Historical Markers Early (1798) Fort Pickering

Early (1798) Fort Pickering

Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 7' 30.92574", -90° 4' 23.008836"
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Built in 1798, it replaced Fort Adams two miles to the north, which was a poor military location. Pickering was garrisoned until 1813, having Zachery Taylor as one of its commandants. Here General Wilkinson in 1801 signed the Indian treaty making Natchez Trace road. A U.S. trading house for Indians operated here 1802-1820. Federal forces built another Fort Pickering in 1862, with works extending from Vance Avenue to the DeSoto Park mounds.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
Early (1798) Fort Pickering Historical Marker Location Map, Memphis, Tennessee Map