Shelby County TN, in southwest
Tennessee, is part of the state's three "grand divisions" and
was created when John Overton, James Winchester, and Andrew Jackson
founded the city of Memphis on May 22, 1819. Memphis was
incorporated as the county seat in December 19, 1826.
In 1827 the county seat was moved
to Raleigh, TN and Memphis didn't regain the county seat until after
the Civil War in 1867.
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