Tennessee Historical Commission

The Tennessee Historical Commission has placed a marker commemorating Elvis Aaron Presley outside Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home in Memphis, Tennessee.

Tennessee Historical Commission marker commemorating Elvis Aaron Presley, outside Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
Tennessee Historical Commission marker commemorating Elvis Aaron Presley, outside Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee

The GPS location of this marker is: N 35° 02.780′ W 90° 01.492′

This marker reads:

“ELVIS AARON PRESLEY – Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935, the son of Vernon and Gladys Presley. He moved to Memphis in 1948. Soon after signing a contract with Sun Records in 1954 he achieved tremendous popularity. His musical and acting career in records, movies, television and concerts made him one of the most successful and outstanding entertainers in the world. He died on August 16, 1977 and is buried here at his Memphis home, Graceland.”

If you’re an Elvis Presley fan, Graceland is worth visiting. The admission is fairly pricey but, if you’re an Elvis fan and you’re in Memphis, Graceland is worth seeing.

The entrance sign of Elvis Presley's home at Graceland, 3717 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee
The entrance sign of Elvis Presley’s home at Graceland, 3717 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee

Here is a map showing the location of Graceland:

 

 

This Tennessee Historical Commission marker for Elvis Aaron Presley is just outside the entrance gates to Graceland.

The right hand entrance gate of Graceland, Elvis Presley's home in Memphis Tennessee
The right hand entrance gate of Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home in Memphis Tennessee
The left hand entrance gate of Graceland, Elvis Presley's home in Memphis Tennessee
The left hand entrance gate of Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home in Memphis Tennessee

The Graceland ticket office is on the opposite side of Elvis Presley Boulevard from the house. After you get your ticket, a shuttle bus takes you to the front entrance of Graceland.

The front entrance of Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
The front entrance of Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
The rear of Elvis Presley's home at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
The rear of Elvis Presley’s home at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee

As indicated on the Tennessee Historical Commission marker outside Graceland, Elvis Presley is buried on the Graceland grounds, alongside his parents and his grandmother.

Elvis Presley's grave at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
Elvis Presley’s grave at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee

 

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