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8 Facts About Memphis, Tennessee

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Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Shelby County.

A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish.

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The city is located on the fourth Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers.

The Chickasaw Bluff is the high ground rising about 50 to 200 feet above the flood plain between Fulton in Lauderdale County, Tennessee and Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee.

Mississippi is a state located in the southern region of the United States, with part of its southern border formed by the Gulf of Mexico.

In geography, a confluence is the meeting of two or more bodies of water.

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Memphis had a population of 653,450 in 2013, making it the largest city in the state of Tennessee.

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It is the largest city on the Mississippi River, the third largest in the greater Southeastern United States, and the 23rd largest in the United States.

The Southeastern United States is the eastern portion of the Southern United States, and the southern portion of the Eastern United States.

The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest drainage system on the North American continent.

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The greater Memphis metropolitan area, including adjacent counties in Mississippi and Arkansas, had a 2014 population of 1,317,314.

The Memphis-Forrest City Combined Statistical Area, TN-MS-AR is the commercial and cultural hub of The Mid-South or Ark-Miss-Tenn.

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This makes Memphis the second-largest metropolitan area in Tennessee, surpassed by metropolitan Nashville.

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Memphis is the youngest of Tennessee's major cities, founded in 1819 as a planned city by a group of wealthy Americans including judge John Overton and future president Andrew Jackson.

Andrew Jackson was an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837 and was the founder of the Democratic Party.

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A resident of Memphis is referred to as a Memphian, and the Memphis region is known, particularly to media outlets, as Memphis and the Mid-South.

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