The staff at Gossett Volkswagen Germantown is proud to serve its hometown of Memphis, TN! Memphis is famous for a lot of reasons; Blues, BBQ, and Elvis, while probably the most famous, are just the tip of the iceberg. Keep reading to learn about some of our favorite aspects of Memphis, including the city’s history, attractions and culture.
In 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state to join the Union. Memphis was officially incorporated in 1826 after Andrew Jackson and two entrepreneurs saw economic potential in it. It was named Memphis, meaning “place of good abode.”
The Civil War was brutal, and the Battle of Memphis took place between Confederate gunboats and Union Naval forces. The Confederate flag was eventually taken down and replaced with a US flag, leading to the Memphis we know today. Following the war, Memphis continued to grow, fought through the Yellow Fever epidemic, and became the birthplace of the NAACP in 1917, founded by Robert Church, Jr.
Blues, country, and rock & roll have always rocked the streets of Memphis. Sam Phillips’ Sun Studio recorded famous artists like Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, and of course, Elvis Presley. Even today, Memphis continues to be a great music city, with artists, monuments and museums celebrating the music of both yesterday and today.
The history is rich, but there’s plenty of new history left. If you call Memphis home or if you’re just visiting, you’ll want to check out these places:
Memphis is a great place to visit and live! If you’re shopping for a new car in the Memphis area, be sure to stop by Gossett VW Germantown in southern Memphis! Our dealership offers a wide range of new VW cars like the Jetta, Passat, Tiguan and Beetle, as well as used cars in many makes and models. We hope to see you soon!