Jamaica in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The King Mansion
Also home of John Alsop King, son of Rufus King, elected to Congress 1848. Governor of New York 1857-1859, who died here July 7, 1867.
Erected by Department of Parks, Borough of Queens, City of New York.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 40° 42.175′ N, 73° 48.22′ W. Marker is in Jamaica, New York, in Queens County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Jamaica Avenue and 150th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150-03 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica NY 11432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prospect Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Prospect Cemetery (approx. The Old Stone Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jamaica Center Sidewalk Clock (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jamaica Estates New York World War II Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jamaica Estates - A Residential Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); Morris Park World War I Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamaica.
Also see . . .
1. Rufus King House, 150th Street & Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, Queens County, NY (HABS, LOC). "Significance: Home of Rufus King, signer of the United States Constitution. He served on the Continental Congress, was a US Senator for nearly 18 years, and twice served as Ambassador to Great Britian. Though never elected to those offices, King was twice selected as the Federalist candidate for Vice President and once for President." (Submitted on September 27, 2017.)
2. King Manor Museum and Park (New York City Dept. of Parks & Recreation). (Submitted on September 27, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 27, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.