Selma in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Highlights of Selma History / William Rufus DeVane King 1786-1853
Vice President of the United States
He moved to Dallas Co., Alabama in 1818; named and was a founder of the City of Selma;
King was elected Vice President in 1852 and because of his poor health traveled to Cuba. By a Special Act of Congress he was permitted to take the oath of office in Matanzas, Cuba on March 24, 1853. His health did not improve and he returned to Alabama where he died April 18, 1853 at his King’s Bend Plantation.
Erected 1981 by Alabama Historical Commission / Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society.
Location. 32° 24.589′ N, 87° 1.255′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is on Broad Street (U.S. 80), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 Broad Street, Selma AL 36702, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. VII In. Brooke Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Est. 1838 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burning of Downtown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sgt Robert Weakley Patton (approx. Lieutenant John Tillman Melvin (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Sleeping Prophet (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee - Bender - Butler House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Temple Mishkan Israel (approx. 0.2 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 gravesite.
Categories. • Notable Persons • Notable Places • War, US Civil •
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