Brig. Gen. Rufus King's Home

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

Location: Milwaukee, WI 53202 Milwaukee County
Country: United States of America

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.
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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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