Young Dolph Gets Memphis Street Named In His Honor
Young Dolph’s neighborhood, Castalia Heights features a street sign that reads “Adolph ‘Young Dolph’ Thornton, Jr. Avenue.
The late rapper, Young Dolph was honored in his hometown of Memphis with a street named in his honor. The street sign was unveiled at a public ceremony at Dunn Avenue between Airways Boulevard and Hays Road near the Memphis Depot Industrial Park.
The street in his neighborhood of Castalia Heights is now Adolph “Young Dolph” Thornton, Jr. Avenue.
The City of Memphis also declared that November 17, the date of Dolph’s death, will be recognized as a Day of Service. Councilman JB Smiley said, It’s about celebrating our own, Jr., who sponsored the street name resolution. “Young Dolph was truly one of us.
Young Dolph was shot and killed at age 36 while buying cookies from his favorite cookie store.