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Memphis - Town vs. County Stats

Memphis - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Memphis: $187,000 / County Avg $258,400


Avg Taxes in Memphis: $2,300 / County Avg $2,700


Avg Sq. Ft. in Memphis: 1,879 / County Avg 1,835


Avg Price per/ft2 in Memphis: $100 / County Avg $141


Avg Walkscore in Memphis: 24 / County Avg 32


Avg Year Built in Memphis: 1936 / County Avg 1978


Avg Days on Website in Memphis: 66 / County Avg 72


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Memphis is a city on the line between Macomb and St. Clair counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,183 at the 2010 census.

Memphis was established in 1835 and named after Memphis, Egypt, "the City on the Nile." It is located on a bluff overlooking the Belle River.

Memphis has a landmark called "The Thing", which has a state of Michigan historical marker noting Memphis as the home of the first automobile. The marker reads as follows: "Thomas Clegg (1863-1939) and his English-born father, John, built "The Thing," the first recorded self-propelled vehicle in Michigan (and perhaps the country) in 1884-85. The Thing, driven by a single cylinder steam engine with a tubular boiler carried in the rear, seated four. The vehicle was built in the John Clegg & Son machine shop here in Memphis. It ran about 500 miles (800 km) before Clegg dismantled it and sold the engine to a creamery. The shop was razed in 1936, just a short time before Henry Ford offered to buy it for Greenfield Village." It is located on Bordman Road, east of the village limits of Memphis.
Areas in Memphis MI
Riley Twp
Wales Twp