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Marcus Winchester

Front St., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 9' 15.794568", -90° 3' 1.541556"
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On this corner Marcus B. Winchester in 1819 set up the first store in Memphis, and in 1821 the first post office. Son of General James Winchester, he was agent for the original proprietors of the Rice Tract and was largely responsible for the early growth of the town. He was first mayor, 1827-29, and first postmaster, 1821-49. He persuaded David Crockett to enter national politics.

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