Horace King

Horace King (HM1B3O)

Location: Phenix City, AL 36867 Russell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 27.811', W 85° 0.054'

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Horace King a slave of John Godwin was construction foreman for the First Dillingham Street Bridge in 1832, when he and Godwin introduced the "town lattice" bridge design into the Chattahoochee Valley. King built most of the early wooden bridges spanning the river, including those at West Point, Eufaula and Fort Gaines-Franklin. After Godwin's death in 1859, he raised a monument inscribed: "In lasting remembrance of the love and gratitude felt for his lost friend and former master."

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Born September 8, 1807 near Cheraw, South Carolina of African and American Indian ancestry.

Slave of John Godwin, bridgebuilder.

Supervised first Dillingham Street Bridge, 1832-1833.

Freed By Act of Alabama Legislature, 1846.

Member Alabama House of Representatives, 1869-1872

Successful contractor-builder in Chattahoochee valley.

Died in LaGrange, Georgia, May 27, 1887.
HM NumberHM1B3O
Year Placed1979
Placed ByHistoric Chattahoochee Commission and Russell County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 12:15pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 687885 N 3593574
Decimal Degrees32.46351667, -85.00090000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.811', W 85° 0.054'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 48.66" N, 85° 0' 3.24" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 913 Broad St, Phenix City AL 36867, US
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