5 Facts About Memphis Tennessee

1. The City of Memphis Tennessee bought the private company in 1939 to form MLGW, which was an early customer of electricity from the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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2. The main railroad of Memphis Tennessee is a class 1 railroad operated by CSX.

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3. In terms of its economy, Memphis Tennessee developed as the world's largest spot cotton market and the world's largest hardwood lumber market, both commodity products of the Mississippi Delta.

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4. The population of Memphis Tennessee continued to grow after 1870, even when the Panic of 1873 hit the US hard, particularly in the South.

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5. Since the civil rights era, Memphis Tennessee has grown to become one of the nation's leading commercial centers in transportation and logistics.

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