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Fort Adams ~ Fort Pike (1797-98)

Main St., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 9' 24.881292", -90° 2' 53.749212"
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With Chickasaw approval, Army Captain Isaac Guion erected the United States' first garrison in the mid-Mississippi Valley here in October of 1797. Initially named Fort Adams for the second U.S. President, the stockade was later called Fort Pike, because Adams' name was transferred to a larger fort at Natchez, Mississippi. Fort Pike was vacated in 1798, when Fort Pickering was constructed on a higher part of the bluff.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
Fort Adams ~ Fort Pike (1797-98) Historical Marker Location Map, Memphis, Tennessee Map