Memphis sits on the 4th Chickasaw Bluff; Randolph is upriver on the 2nd.
The four bluffs were named and numbered by the French as they headed down the Mississippi River through Chickasaw territory. Whether the water is high or low, the river is always adjacent to the land at these four high spots. The bluffs were the perfect sites for forts and later for river towns.
Because of their geographical, historical, and cultural significance, the bluffs today play an important role in the trails and greenways movement.
Last year, the TN Parks and Greenways Foundation, whose mission is to save Tennessee’s natural treasures, purchased Randolph’s bluff and dedicated it as a historic park.
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article on the dedication and links to additional information.Read more »