Horace King : Master Covered Bridge Builder

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Horace King (b. 1807- d.1885) designed and built many of the surviving wooden covered bridges that still exist in Georgia, Alabama & Mississippi. I have seen several of his surviving bridges in North Georgia & North Alabama in person. They are really something to see if you like old wooden structures.

wikipedia : Horace King(architect)


Horace King, Bridge Builder
(article)

by Thomas L. French, Jr., and Edward L. French


Troup County, Georgia archives / newspaper article about Horace King and a documentary film about him and his work…  from the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Sunday December 7th, 1997.

“HORACE: The Bridge Builder King” (1995-96) PART I of VI
(a link to you tube… part one of six, just follow the links from one to the other)


Horace King – grave site

Stonewall Confederate Cemetery
City of La Grange
Troup County
Georgia, USA

Historical marker and grave site, in La Grange

The grave is apparently next to and just outside the fence of the cemetery above… or maybe it is just near the Confederate war dead section? The last sections of of the aforementioned and linked documentary show the grave site as well.


A book about Horace King and his work:

Bridging Deep South Rivers: The Life and Legend of Horace King
By John S. Lupold, Thomas L. French

a link to an entry about this book on the UGA Press, site.

Copyright 2004 University of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia 30602

ISBN: 0-8203-2626


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