Historic Markers Across Georgia

Horace King (1807 - 1887)

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Location: Front Avenue, Columbus, GA
County: Muscogee
Coordinates: N 32° 27.375    W 084° 59.699
  32.45625    -84.99498333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None


Horace King (1807 - 1887

Born a slave in South Carolina, Horace King moved to this region
with his master, John Godwin, who secured the contract for the first
bridge across the river. King supervised the building of this span
in 1833. Freed in 1846, King was a successful contractor who erected
wooden grist and textile mills and numerous bridges in three states.
King served in the Alabama Legislature from 1869 through 1872.