Brig. Gen. Rufus King's Home

Brig. Gen. Rufus King's Home (HMPYR)

Location: Milwaukee, WI 53202 Milwaukee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 2.42', W 87° 54.162'

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Built in 1838, the general's 2-story wooden house on the northeast corner of Mason and Van Buren lent this intersection the name "King's Corner." It was razed in 1915. Rufus King (1814-1876) came to Milwaukee in 1845, was editor of the Milwaukee Sentinel and Gazette, a member of the 1848 Wisconsin Constitutional Convention, the superintendent of Milwaukee's public schools, a UW regent, the organizer and commander of the famed "Iron Brigade" during the Civil War and U.S. Minister to Rome.
Year Placed2010
Placed BySons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Auxiliary of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, The Milwaukee County Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 2:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 426470 N 4765689
Decimal Degrees43.04033333, -87.90270000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 2.42', W 87° 54.162'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 2' 25.20" N, 87° 54' 9.72" W
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Area Code(s)414, 262
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700-798 E Mason St, Milwaukee WI 53202, US
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