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Memphis is one square mile and was named after Memphis, Egypt, "the City on the Nile." Memphis straddles the county lines of north St. Clair county and southwest St. Clair County. Memphis was established in 1835. Memphis is located on a bluff overlooking the Belle River.

Memphis has a landmark called "The Thing", which is a historical marker noting the home of the first automobile. This first automobile ran six miles. On the site of the landmark, would have been what is now in Dearborn, Michigan -- the Ford World Headquarters. There are three parks in Memphis, they are: The Edward Musial Memorial Park, The Old School Park and the ballfield.