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LaGrange in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Horace King 1807-1885

 
 
Horace King  1807-1885 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 29, 2017
1. Horace King 1807-1885 Marker
Inscription. Born a slave, Horace King became a master builder who constructed covered bridges over every large river between western Georgia and eastern Mississippi. King gained his freedom in 1846 through the Alabama legislature with the aid of his master, John Godwin. King placed an obelisk on Godwin's Phenix City, Alabama grave in 1859 which noted his love and gratitude. After the Civil War, King served two terms in Alabama's Reconstruction legislature. The political and business leader moved with his family to LaGrange about 1873. Horace and his son Marshal Ney King are buried just west of here.
 
Erected 2016 by the City of Lagrange, Troup County Historical Society, Office of Tourism Product Development, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Historic Columbus.
 
Location. 33° 1.784′ N, 85° 1.961′ W. Marker is in LaGrange, Georgia, in Troup County. Marker is on West Mulberry Street east of Douglas Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at entrance to the Mulberry Street Cemeteries. Marker is at or near this postal address: West Mulberry Street, Lagrange GA 30240, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Dead (within shouting
View of marker near entrance to Mulberry Street Cemeteries. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 29, 2017
2. View of marker near entrance to Mulberry Street Cemeteries.
distance of this marker); Mulberry Street Cemeteries (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynching in America / Raising a Voice Against Racial Violence (approx. 0.6 miles away); Troup County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lafayette (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fuller Earle Callaway, Sr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Nancy Harts (approx. mile away); George Michael Troup (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaGrange.
 
More about this marker. The Mulberry Street Cemeteries consists of two sites, one the Confederate Cemetery and the second honors Horace King. The property also includes about 400 other graves of unknown individuals.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other Horace King markers in Alabama and Georgia.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Horace King. (Submitted on May 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansArchitectureBridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels
 
Horace King in his later years (photo from marker). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 29, 2017
3. Horace King in his later years (photo from marker).
Horace King & son Marshal Ney King's grave and obelisk. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 29, 2017
4. Horace King & son Marshal Ney King's grave and obelisk.
Obelisk was erected in 2016
The current Dillingham Street bridge in Columbus, Georgia. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
5. The current Dillingham Street bridge in Columbus, Georgia.
The Dillingham Street Bridge was initially built as a covered bridge by engineer Horace King. The structure spans the Chattahoochee River between Phenix City and Columbus, Georgia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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