Capleville, Tennessee

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Capleville was an unincorporated community in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, just north of the Mississippi border. It is located 0.5 mi. east of the Memphis International Airport, starting 1 mi. west of the intersection of State Routes 176 and 175,[1] and heading east along State Route 175 (Shelby Drive) crossing U.S. Route 78. The area has been incorporated into the City of Memphis and since has become a large industrial center due to its proximity to the airport and Lamar Avenue (U.S. Route 78) which becomes a divided freeway after State Route 175.

Local landmarks include Emerald Park, Fox Meadows Park, McFarland Park, Mooney Park, Walter K Singleton Park and Wilson Park. Although its current buildings were not erected until after 1971, the Capleville Methodist Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

Capleville is the childhood home of author Jerry Pournelle.


  1. ^ Google Maps
  2. ^ National Register of Historic Places, Shelby County, Tennessee

Coordinates: 35°01′14″N 89°53′52″W / 35.02056°N 89.89778°W / 35.02056; -89.89778

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