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Memphis is nicknamed Bluff City, Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, City of Good Abode, Barbequed Pork Capital of the World, Home of the Blues, River City, M-Town — and a few other sobriquets best not listed here. But Memphis, of course, is not unique. Beneath every pin dot on every map across the globe lies a destination with its own collection of history and trivia. Below is a list of a few of our West Tennessee neighbors.See if you can match the town with its trivia! 1. Adamsville 2. Arlington 3. Atoka 4. Bartlett 5. Bolivar 6. Brighton 7. Brownsville 8. Collierville 9. Cordova 10. Covington 11. Dancyville 12. Dyersburg 13. Ellendale 14. Germantown 15. Grand Junction 16. Halls 17. Hickory Withe 18. La Grange 19. Lakeland 20. Millington 21. Munford 22. Oakland 23. Ripley A. “A Modern Mayberry,” named after the first conductor on the Memphis division of the Memphis and Paducah Railroad B. Named after a local blacksmith in order to give the settlement’s two original merchants a bona fide shipping address C. The Biggest Little Town in Tennessee D. Named for the Louisville & Nashville Railroad E. Main base for the B-17 Flying Fortress bombers during World War II F. A debt-free community G. So named because it was a major crossing point for the Memphis and Charleston Railroad H. A Great Place to Call Home I. The Heart of Tipton County J. Come see what’s growing on! K. Heart of the Tennessee Delta L. Excellence. Every Day. M. The second oldest town in Shelby County, originally known as Oak Grove N. My Kind of Town! O. Easternmost municipality in Shelby County, originally known as Haysville P. Farms, Flowers, Fellowship Q. The Gateway to Everywhere R. Provided the first school bus service for students in Shelby County — a wagonette drawn by mules. Also home of the world’s largest inland Navy base. S. Named in honor of a Venezuelan military and political leader who played a key role in South America’s independence from Spain. T. Named for a twig U. Formerly called Union Depot, the last major way station in Tennessee along the stagecoach route from Nashville westward V. Where Quality of Life is a Way of Life W. Oldest town in Fayette County, originally a Chickasaw Indian village named “Itey Uch La,” meaning “Cluster of Pines” ANSWERS 1–C • 2–O • 3–H • 4–U • 5–S • 6–A • 7–K • 8–M • 9–P • 10–I • 11–B • 12–Q • 13–D 14–L • 15–G • 16–E • 17–T • 18–W • 19–V • 20–R • 21–N • 22–F • 23–J
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