1700s

1735 - French explorers build Fort Assumption on Memphis site.

1795 - Fort San Fernando de las Barrancas built by the Spanish.

1797 - The U.S. gains control of the area; Fort Adams erected.

Portions of this History Timeline come courtesy of the Memphis Shelby County Public Library.

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