Our Mission

The mission of the Davies Manor Association, Inc. is to preserve and enhance Davies Manor Plantation as a portrayal of early Shelby County farm life for the education and enjoyment of visitors.

The Davies Manor Association was established by Frances Ellen Davies Rodgers in order to preserve and maintain the property.

1975 – The Manor house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

1976 – A Century Farm Certificate was awarded by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, recognizing that the same family owned and operated the land as a farm for one hundred years or more.

1998 – Davies Manor received a Certificate of Merit from the Tennessee Historical Commission for “having made significant contributions to the preservation of the historical and architectural history of Tennessee.”

May 1998 – Davies Manor was certified by the National Wildlife Federation. The Plantation area is an official Backyard Wildlife Habitat “providing the four basic habitat elements needed for wildlife to thrive: food, water, cover, and places to raise young.”

Davies Manor has received the Memphis Heritage Anna Stoner Award for preservation of a rural environment in an urban setting.