LaGrange in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Horace King Bridge Builder
Erected 1989 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Troup County Historical Society.
Location. 33° 2.447′ N, 85° 1.207′ W. Marker is in LaGrange, Georgia, in Troup County. Marker is at the intersection of Greenville Street and Horace King Street, on the right when traveling east on Greenville Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lagrange GA 30241, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. East Depot High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Troup County Academy George Michael Troup (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Nancy Harts (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lafayette (approx. 0.7 miles away); Troup County (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fuller Earle Callaway, Sr. (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Dead (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in LaGrange.
Regarding Horace King Bridge Builder. Horace King is the best known covered bridge builder in Georgia, but only one bridge he built is still standing, and it is inaccessible (moved to and in storage at Callaway Gardens). Most of the "Horace King Bridges" extant were built by his son Washington, who took over the Bridge Company after Horace King's death.
Categories. • African Americans • Antebellum South, US • Bridges & Viaducts • Notable Persons •
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