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Selma in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

William Rufus de Vane King

1786-1853

 
 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
1. William Rufus de Vane King Marker
Inscription.  
Native Sampson County, North Carolina.
Admitted to bar, 1806.
North Carolina House of Commons 1807-1809.
U.S. Congressman 1811-16.
Secretary U.S. Legation Naples and St. Petersburg 1816-1818.

Moved to Dallas County, Alabama, 1818.
A founder of Selma; named city.
Delegate Alabama Constitutional Convention 1819.
U.S. Senator 1819-1844, 1848-1853.
U.S. Minister to France 1844-1846.
President pro tempore U.S. Senate 1836-1840, 1850-1852.
Vice President of United States 1853.

 
Erected 1972 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 24.323′ N, 87° 1.888′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is on Kings Street south of Dallas Avenue (State Highway 22), on the right when traveling south. Marker and gravesite are located at the Live Oak Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Selma AL 36701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Live Oak Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest Monument
William Rufus de Vane King Gravesite and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
2. William Rufus de Vane King Gravesite and Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph T. Smitherman Historic Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Redoubt No. 24 (approx. 0.3 miles away); “Fairoaks” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fairoaks Square (approx. half a mile away); Edmund Winston Pettus House Site (approx. half a mile away); Lee - Bender - Butler House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selma.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. An Additional William R. King Marker and His Importance to Selma History.
 
Also see . . .  William Rufus de Vane King. Representative from North Carolina, a Senator from Alabama, and a Vice President of the United States; born in Sampson County, N.C., April 7, 1786. (Submitted on November 12, 2010.) 
 
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
William Rufus de Vane King Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
3. William Rufus de Vane King Marker
Hon. William R. King image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
4. Hon. William R. King
Vice President of the United States Died 1st April 1853, Aged 67 Years and 11 Days
William Rufus de Vane King image. Click for full size.
Daguerreotype. Taken by Mathew Brady, circa 1848
5. William Rufus de Vane King
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,036 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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