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Grayville in White County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

“Empire Corner”

 
 
"Empire Corner" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
1. "Empire Corner" Marker
Inscription.

The first trading post was established here in 1830 by James Gray and Robert Walden. A post office was opened here in 1836. Later, a two-story frame building was erected here by the Empire Milling Company and this corner was known as 'Empire Corner.' That building burned in 1884, was re-built in 1886 and burned again in 1888. Another building was erected in 1895, but was destroyed by fire in 2003.

 
Location. 38° 15.468′ N, 87° 59.626′ W. Marker is in Grayville, Illinois, in White County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and North Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grayville IL 62844, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vincennes to Shawneetown Stage Coach Line (a few steps from this marker); James Gray's Stables and Slave Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gray Opera House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomasanne Payne Home Site (about 800 feet away); Present Site of The Gray Family Cemetery
"Empire Corner" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
2. "Empire Corner" Marker
Looking west along North Street
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gray Family Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Illinois Remembers POW/MIA (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Grayville.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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