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First Courthouse, First Newspaper

Winchester Ave., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 9' 10.07082", -90° 2' 57.003252"
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Shelby County's first courthouse, a $50 cabin, was built here in 1820. The court moved to Raleigh, and the cabin then housed the first newspaper, the Memphis Advocate, which began January 18, 1827.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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