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Located about 30 minutes from downtown Memphis, Cordova is one of Memphis’ fastest-growing communities. Once a quiet farming village, Cordova’s motto is “Farms, Flowers, Fellowship”.

Retail growth exploded in the 1990s, due to the construction of the Wolfchase Galleria, which was then the largest retail center in Shelby County outside of Memphis. Today there are more than 1,200 businesses and more than 19,400 employees working in Cordova.

Cordova residents enjoy biking, running, horseback riding and fishing at Shelby Farms, one of Memphis’ largest parks. Annual events include the Cordova Crafts Fair and the Delta Fair and Music Festival.

Location: 15 miles east of downtown Memphis

Origin of Name: Originally called Allentown, Cordova changed its name so it would not be confused with another town on the same railroad line.

Zip Codes: 38016, 38018 and 38002

Type of Government: Shelby County Government, Mayor A.C. Wharton

Average Annual Temperature: 60 degrees

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