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We're proud to be Memphis born and bred! Memphis is an underrated city with a vibrant history and a promising future. Here are a few facts about our city, courtesy of Wikipedia:
Memphis is a city on the Mississippi River in southwest Tennessee, famous for the influential strains of blues, soul and rock 'n' roll that originated there. Elvis Presley, B.B. King and Johnny Cash recorded albums at the legendary Sun Studio, and Presley’s Graceland mansion is a popular attraction. Other music landmarks include the Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Blues Hall of Fame and Stax Museum of American Soul Music.
Weather: 67°F (19°C), Wind NW at 7 mph (11 km/h), 52% Humidity
Local time: Monday 7:06 PM
Mayor: Jim Strickland
Population: 650,618 (2018)
Area code: Area code 901
Country United States
Founded May 22, 1819
Incorporated December 19, 1826
Named for Memphis, Egypt
• Mayor Jim Strickland (D)
• City 304.62 sq mi (788.97 km2)
• Land 296.98 sq mi (769.18 km2)
• Water 7.64 sq mi (19.79 km2)
Elevation 337 ft (103 m)
• City 646,889
• Estimate (2019) 651,073
• Rank US: 25th
• Density 2,192.29/sq mi (846.45/km2)
• Urban 1,060,061 (US: 41st)
• Metro 1,348,260 (US: 42nd)
• Demonym Memphian
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
• Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code 901
FIPS code 47-48000
Interstates I-22.svg I-40.svg I-55.svg I-69.svg
Interstate Spurs I-240.svg I-269.svg I-555.svg
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Major State Routes Tennessee 385.svg
Waterways Mississippi River, Wolf River
Public transit MATA
Memphis is a city along the Mississippi River in southwestern Shelby County, Tennessee, United States. Its 2019 population was 651,073, making it Tennessee's second-most populous city and the nation's 26th-largest. Greater Memphis is the 42nd-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with a population of 1,348,260 in 2017. The city is the anchor of West Tennessee and the greater Mid-South region, which includes portions of neighboring Arkansas, Mississippi, and the Missouri Bootheel. Memphis is the seat of Shelby County, Tennessee's most populous county. One of the more historic and culturally significant cities of the southern United States, Memphis has a wide variety of landscapes and distinct neighborhoods.
The first European explorer to visit the area of present-day Memphis was Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto in 1541 with his expedition into the New World. The high Chickasaw Bluffs protecting the location from the waters of the Mississippi was then contested by the Spanish, French, and the English as Memphis took shape. Modern Memphis was founded in 1819 by three prominent Americans: John Overton, James Winchester, and future president Andrew Jackson.
Memphis grew into one of the largest cities of the Antebellum South as a market for agricultural goods, natural resources like lumber, and the American slave trade. After the American Civil War and the end of slavery, the city experienced even faster growth into the 20th century as it became among the largest world markets for cotton and lumber.
Home to Tennessee's largest African-American population, Memphis played a prominent role in the American civil rights movement and was the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 assassination. The city now hosts the National Civil Rights Museum—a Smithsonian affiliate institution. Since the civil rights era, Memphis has become one of the nation's leading commercial centers in transportation and logistics. Its largest employer is the multinational courier corporation FedEx, which maintains its global air hub at Memphis International Airport, making it the second-busiest cargo airport in the world. In addition to being a global air cargo leader, the International Port of Memphis also hosts the fifth-busiest inland water port in the U.S., with access to the Mississippi River allowing shipments to arrive from around the world for conversion to train and trucking transport throughout the United States, making Memphis a multi-modal hub for trading goods for imports and exports despite its inland location.
Memphis is a regional center for commerce, education, media, art, and entertainment. It has long had a prominent music scene, with historic blues clubs on Beale Street originating the unique Memphis blues sound in the early 20th century. The city's music has continued to be shaped by a multicultural mix of influences: the blues, country, rock and roll, soul, and hip-hop. Memphis-style barbecue has achieved international prominence, and the city hosts the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, which attracts over 100,000 visitors to the city annually.
Downtown Memphis rises from a bluff along the Mississippi River. The city and metro area spread out through suburbanization, and encompass southwest Tennessee, northern Mississippi and eastern Arkansas. Several large parks were founded in the city in the early 20th century, notably Overton Park in Midtown and the 4,500-acre (18 km2) Shelby Farms. The city is a national transportation hub and Mississippi River crossing for Interstate 40, (east-west), Interstate 55 (north-south), barge traffic, Memphis International Airport (FedEx's "SuperHub" facility) and numerous freight railroads that serve the city.
The Memphis Riverfront stretches along the Mississippi River from the Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park in the north, to the T. O. Fuller State Park in the south. The River Walk is a park system that connects downtown Memphis from Mississippi River Greenbelt Park in the north, to Tom Lee Park in the south.