Memphis is the largest city in the state of Tennessee and is also the county seat of Shelby County. It has a total population of over 677,000 residents, making it the largest in the state and the 18th largest in the United States. The Greater Memphis metropolitan statistical area has a population of over 1.2 million.
The city itself was founded in 1819 and quickly grew thanks to the cotton and slave markets that developed in the city. It became a Confederate stronghold during the Civil War but fell early in 1862; control of the city never changed hands again.
After the war the city maintained its hold as one of the largest cotton markets, and in the 1950’s made the jump to the mule industry, becoming a leader in that as well. During the 1950’s the city underwent a radical change designed to clean up the city, and many new parks and civic services were added as part of the City Beautification Project.
The city is characterized by long summers and cool, short winters, and during the summer months the average high is typically right around 85 degrees. Overnight lows for the city stay right around 60 degrees, while in the winter temperatures drop considerably, with average highs staying around 33 degrees and the lows dropping well below freezing.
Memphis is a wonderful place to live, and if you’re looking for auto transport to the city, look no further than American Auto Shipping. One toll free call to 800-930-7417, or taking one minute to fill out our free online quote request form will get you a free quote to ship your vehicle right away. So call or go online today and see what American Auto Shipping can do for you!
Popular Memphis Auto Transport Routes
- City of Memphis Official Website: http://www.memphistn.gov/
- Memphis on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memphis,_Tennessee
- The Official Guide to Memphis: http://www.memphistravel.com/
- Memphis on City Data: http://www.city-data.com/city/Memphis-Tennessee.html
Memphis Zip Codes Include:
37501, 37544, 38101, 38103, 38104, 38105, 38106, 38107, 38108, 38109, 38111, 38112, 38113, 38114, 38115, 38116, 38117, 38118, 38119, 38120, 38122, 38124, 38125, 38126, 38127, 38128, 38130, 38131, 38132, 38133, 38134, 38135, 38136, 38137, 38141, 38145, 38147, 38148, 38150, 38151, 38152, 38157, 38159, 38161, 38163, 38166, 38167, 38168, 38173, 38174, 38175, 38177, 38181, 38182, 38184, 38186, 38187, 38188, 38190, 38193, 38194, 38197