Horace King

Horace King (HMJ91)

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Tuscaloosa County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 12.812', W 87° 34.334'

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Born a slave in South Carolina in 1807, Horace King became a master bridge builder while working with John Godwin. With the aid of Tuscaloosa Robert Jemison, King was freed by act of the Alabama legislature in 1846. He went on to build many bridges and other structures across the South. Revered and respected for his organizational abilities, building skills and personal integrity, he formed the King Brothers Bridge Company with his family after the Civil War. After serving two terms in the Alabama legislature during Reconstruction, he died at LaGrange, GA in 1885, John Godwin and Horace King built the first bridge across the Black Warrior River on this site in 1834.
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HM NumberHMJ91
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Year Placed2002
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 6:34am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 446673 N 3675105
Decimal Degrees33.21353333, -87.57223333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 12.812', W 87° 34.334'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 12' 48.72" N, 87° 34' 20.04" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16400-16406 Tuscaloosa Riverwalk, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, US
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