Collierville is part of the extremely fertile Wolf River Watershed, which drew Native Americans to the area for hunting purposes.
Initial Town settlement established in both Tennessee and Mississippi along what is currently known as State Line Road.
Land speculator Jesse R. Collier advertised lots from “The Town of Collier” for sale in the Memphis Enquirer.
Collierville is incorporated for the first time with Richard Ramsey serving as mayor.
The railroad reached Collierville. Just five years later, the Memphis & Charleston Railroad would become the first railroad to link the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi river in 1857.
A battle on October 11th was the largest Civil War land battle fought in Shelby County. Losses on both sides totaled over 200.
Virginus Leake and Harrison Irby bought 90 acres of land in the Town's present location, which was then divided and sold into lots.
The Town was reincorporated on February 17, 1870 with James Abington as mayor.
A two-story bandstand, the first of the Town's “gazebos,” is built in the Town Square.
The turn of the 20th century was characterized by growth, prosperity, new technologies, and expanding industry in Collierville.
Two previously established private schools, one for girls and one for boys, merged to become Collierville High School.
Swift and Company opened a cheese plant at Main and Neely, and Collierville soon earned its reputation as "the cheese making capital of West Tennessee."
Wonder Products opened in Collierville producing the world's most popular toy horses all stamped with "Collierville, TN" until 1983.
A tornado destroyed the Town's original bandstand among other buildings, such as the Town Theatre.
The Collierville Library opened, originally located on the Town Square.
The Carrier Corporation opened in Collierville. Carrier is one of the world's largest manufacturers of heating and air conditioning systems.
Collierville celebrated its centennial anniversary.
The Town's population doubled as industries expand to 49 businesses, employing 4,290 people.
Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) broke ground on its state-of-the-art World Tech Center near East Winchester Road in Collierville.
Collierville is ranked "Best Main Street" in America by Parade Magazine.
Collierville celebrates its 150th anniversary.