“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Newton Grove in Sampson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

William Rufus King

William Rufus King Marker image. Click for full size.
North Carolina Historical Marker Program, circa December 2014
1. William Rufus King Marker
Congressman from N.C., 1811-16; Senator from Alabama for 29 years. Vice-President of the United States, 1853. Born six miles east.
Erected 1936 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number I-5.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
Location. 35° 12.46′ N, 78° 20.313′ W. Marker is in Newton Grove, North Carolina, in Sampson County. Marker is at the intersection of Hobbtown Highway (U.S. 701) and Cedar Point Road (State Highway 1845), on the right when traveling north on Hobbtown Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newton Grove NC 28366, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Bentonville (approx. 5.3 miles away); Sherman (approx. 5.3 miles away); Union Hospital (approx. 6.1 miles away); a different marker also named Union Hospital (approx.
William R. King<br>For Vice President image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
2. William R. King
For Vice President
from Grand, National, Democratic Banner, by N. Currier, c1852.
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6½ miles away); Union Headquarters (approx. 6½ miles away); Confederate Hospital (approx. 6½ miles away); Bentonville Battlefield (approx. 6.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Bentonville (approx. 6.6 miles away).
Also see . . .  William R. King. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on March 7, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2014. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 31, 2014.   2. submitted on January 1, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 20, 2023