A gigantic map of all the cool plaques in the world. A project of 99% Invisible.

Viet Nam Monument Tree Trail

Sponsored by Shelby County Beautiful Commission Mrs. Harold Keith, Chairman Mrs. L.P. Beaver Jr., Mrs. Odel Rast, Mrs. Frank Coward, Jr., Mrs. Thomas P. Hart, Mrs. Hardy Campbell, Mrs. Ed Humphreys, ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Virginia ("Ginnie") Bethel Moon1844-1926

The daughter of a Confederate sympathizer, Ginnie Moon was a noted Southern Civil War spy. Born in Ohio, Ginnie moved to Memphis with her mother in 1862. She was arrested for spying soon after ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Virginia Bethel Moon1844-1925

"Miss Ginny" Moon, a Confederate Spy who became famous during the War between the States. She was known as an active and dangerous rebel. At the time of her death, she still retained a fierce pride ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

W. C. Handy

In Memory Of W.C. Handy Composer, Music Publisher, Father Of The Blues 1976 Erected By The Association For Study Of Afro-American Life And History In Cooperation With The Amoco Foundation, Inc. ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Darwin Time Capsule

From instagram Submitted by @littlebobbyplaqueson and  @simeonking.

  • australia
  • time capsule
  • darwin

Christian Brothers College

At this site, on November 17, 1871, the Christian Brothers purchased what was the Memphis Female College. Brother Maurelian, who served as the first president of Christian Brothers College, along ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Sophie G. Friedman

American War Mothers Memphis Chapter A Tribute To Sophie C. Friedman For Her Activities In Having Had Enacted First Marriage Law In Tennessee General Assembly Abolishing Child Marriage Sponsored By ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

In Memoriam 1917-1919

1917 1918 In Memory Of The Four Members Of The Memphis And Shelby County Medical Society Who Gave Their Lives In The Service Of Their Fellow Men In The World War Capt. Robert B. Underwood - ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Walter Malone

In Memory Of Walter Malone Erected MCMXIX "Opportunity" They Do Me Wrong Who Say I Come No More When Once I Knock And Fail To Find You In; For Every Day I Stand Outside Your Door, And Bid You Wake, ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Warren Chapel Pisgah Cemetery

The former site of Warren's Methodist Chapel and cemetery was sold in 1851 by Joseph and Matilda Warren Locke for $20 to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. At this time it became known as Pisgah. ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

WDIAThe Goodwill Station

WDIA, the Goodwill Station, was the first radio station in the nation to have an all-black format. This format made WDIA the top rated Memphis station in the early 1950s. In 1948 Nat D. Williams ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Wedding Of The Waters

A great celebration marking completion of the Memphis & Charleston Railroad occurred here May 1-4, 1858. The festivities attracted 25,000 spectators and included a symbolic "wedding of the waters" at ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Wildcats

Court Square was pretty far out of town in the early days. Wildcats still prowled in its woods as recently as the 1870's Submitted from the Shelby County Register's Office.

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

William G. Leftwich, Jr. Memorial

Semper Fidelis This Monument Is Erected To Preserve The Memory Of William G. Leftwich, Jr., Lt. Colonel, United States Marine Corps. A Native Memphian Who Lost His Life On November 18, 1970, When The ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

William Len

Memphians have been asking "Who is William Len?" ever since the Wm. Len Hotel, now apartments, opened in 1930. William Len Seaman was the father- in-law of the hotel's manager and one of the richest ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

WMC Radio Station

Memphis' first full-service radio station began regularly scheduled broadcasting on January 20, 1923, from the top floor of this building, which was then the home of The Commercial Appeal newspaper. ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Solvent Savings Bank

The Solvent Savings Bank and Trust Company founded by Robert Church, Sr., first Negro bank established in Memphis, opened at this site, 392 Beale Street, in 1906. It survived the money panic of 1907 ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Mud Island

Mud Island Mud Island, across the old Wolf River channel before you, began to be formed by the Mississippi River around 1900. By 1916 there was concern that it would grow so far south that it would ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Zero Milestone

Zero Milestone Erected By The Engineers Club Of Memphis 1923 Submitted from the Shelby County Register's Office.

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Captain Pedro Fages Trail

  Submitted by jqmcd

  • danville
  • california
  • pedro fagez
  • 1772