Historic Markers Across Georgia



Horace King 1807-1885



Marker ID: HCC 
Location: West Mulberry St, Lagrange, GA
County: Troup
Coordinates: N 33° 1.784    W 085° 1.961
  33.02973333    -85.03268333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Horace King 1807-1885


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 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.
2016
60-20



 
Notes:

Horace King (1807-1885) The New Georgia Encyclopedia

Horace King (architect) - Wikipedia

 

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