Horace King   1807-1885 Historical

Horace King   1807-1885 Historical (HM1Y3A)

Location: LaGrange, GA 30240 Troup County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 1.784', W 85° 1.961'

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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.
HM NumberHM1Y3A
Year Placed2016
Placed ByThe City of Lagrange, Troup County Historical Society, Office of Tourism Product Development, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Historic Columbus
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Date Added Monday, May 1st, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 683731 N 3656302
Decimal Degrees33.02973333, -85.03268333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 1.784', W 85° 1.961'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 1' 47.04" N, 85° 1' 57.66" W
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Area Code(s)706, 770
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near W Mulberry St, LaGrange GA 30240, US
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