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Fort Assumption

E.H. Crump Blvd., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 7' 31.604952", -90° 4' 23.926152"
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Near this point, at the highest part of the bluff, on Assumption Day, August 15, 1739, this fort was erected by Bienville, French Governor of Louisiana. This was the first structure by white men in Shelby County, and the third such in Tennessee.

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