Hickory Hill

Hickory Hill was part of unincorporated Shelby County until 1999. Today, it's a middle and lower-income, majority-black neighborhood and home to the city's second largest Hispanic community. It was first developed as a collection of upper and middle class, majority-white subdivisions. Economic decline came as chain retailers, industry and investment dollars followed wealthier residents out of area after annexation. Crime rates are higher now and home values lower, but Hickory Hill as a whole is still middle-income compared to the city as a whole. It has important assets including active community groups, a substantial small business community, and Memphis' largest community city. 

Feature Story Tre Young plays Pokemon Go on the sidewalk near World Overcomers Church at 6655 Winchester Road. Behind him stands the church's Statue of Liberation through Christ. (Ziggy Mack)

Photos: Welcome to Hickory Hill


Feature Story (L to R) Hickory Hill Community Center's assistant director, Danae Lawrence, her daughter and center volunteer, Mya Brady, and center director, Adrianna Moore pose in the center's lobby. (A.J. Dugger III)
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