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Horace King
Birth: Sep. 8, 1807
Cheraw
Chesterfield County
South Carolina, USA
Death: May 27, 1887
LaGrange
Troup County
Georgia, USA

Civil Engineer. Born in Cheraw, South Carolina of mixed black, white, and Indian ancestry, he grew up as a slave and was brought by his owner, John Godwin, to the Columbus, Georgia area in 1830. Two years later, Godwin and King began work on the first bridge across the Chattahoochee River. Over the next three decades, he built more of his famous lattice bridges over the Chattahoochee (at West Point and Fort Gaines), the Flint River (at Albany), and Oconee River (at Milledgeville). He also constructed bridges in Alabama, and Mississippi. In 1846, Godwin successfully petitioned the Alabama legislature to grant Horace King his legal freedom. Thereafter, he not only built bridges but constructed courthouses and other buildings, including rebuilding of the Alabama State Capitol after it burned. After the Civil War, he served in the Alabama House of Representatives from 1869 to 1872 and in other public offices. (bio by: Jack Skoch) 
 
Burial:
Stonewall Confederate Cemetery
LaGrange
Troup County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Jack Skoch
Record added: Jan 07, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7061934
Horace King
Added by: Jack Skoch
 
Horace King
Added by: Jack Skoch
 
Horace King
Added by: Jack Skoch
 
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- DENA ANN
 Added: Sep. 8, 2014

- R I P
 Added: Sep. 8, 2014
For The Bridge You Built At The Flint River In Albany, Georgia, I Say Thanks!
- Tyler Harris
 Added: Dec. 13, 2013
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