“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Woodbridge in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

William Graysonís Grave

William Graysonís Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W.
1. William Graysonís Grave Marker
Inscription. William Grayson, lawyer, member of the Continental Congress, Constitutional Convention and U.S. Senate, is buried nearby on property formerly part of “Belle Air,” the family plantation. In 1774, Grayson organized Prince William Countyís first Revolutionary Militia unit. He commanded a Virginia regiment and served as aide-de-camp to Washington.
Erected 1986 by the Prince William County Historical Commission (relocated here in 2014). (Marker Number 5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 38° 38.853′ N, 77° 16.599′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on West Longview Drive north of Longview Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is down at street level in front of the Marumsco Shopping Center parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2338 West Longview Drive, Woodbridge VA 22191, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary Soldiers Spence and William Grayson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spence and William Grayson
William Graysonís Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W.
2. William Graysonís Grave Marker
Marker at its new location near the grave sight. The new site is at the entrance to what used to be the Belle Air plantation. Note, the house is now privately owned.
(about 400 feet away); Old Telegraph Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Bethel High School (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Bethel Church (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodbridge.
Also see . . .
1. William Grayson. Page by Margaret L. Edwards on the Rootsweb website. (Submitted on December 18, 2006.) 

2. Tomb Of Virginiaís First U.S. Senator Gets Repaired. Information about the project that repaired, and granted public access, to the tomb. (Submitted on August 10, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
Additional comments.
1. William Grayson
The City of Grayson which is located in the northeastern part of Kentucky was named after Col. William Grayson. William Grayson's family owned a very large tract of land in Kentucky. The City of Grayson is now located on part of this land.

Col. William Grayson played a major role in forming the United States of American, but is not in our school's American history books. We don't know what William Grayson really looked like. We have seen two different pictures or drawings, but which picture is the right one? William Grayson wrote numerous letters, but the Library of
The Grayson Tomb Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W.
3. The Grayson Tomb
A Boy Scout Eagle project in 2014, with generous support from a private donor, repaired the tomb and provided public access to the tomb (see link). Compare this picture of the refurbished tomb with the next one. The deterioration showing in the 2006 image has been repaired and stabilized, and the tomb has been recovered in concrete.
Congress has not made a separate section for them. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted April 29, 2009, by Don Cooke of Grayson, Kentucky.

Categories. Notable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
Spence Graysonís Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By James Paul Grayson, August 12, 2006
4. Spence Graysonís Grave Marker
Revolutionary Soldier
Spence Grayson
1734 - 1798
Placed by
Elizabeth McIntosh Hammill
Virginia DAR
William Graysonís Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2006
5. William Graysonís Grave Marker
Marker at its original location.
William Graysonís Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2006
6. William Graysonís Grave Marker
This photo is the marker at its original location on U. S. Route 1, near Marumsco Plaza.
View of the Belle Air plantation site Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, August 27, 2009
7. View of the Belle Air plantation site
Looking east across the site of the Belle Air plantation on one of the highest points in a Marumsco Hill subdivision. Belle Air plantation was burned during the Civil War. The core of the current structure is believed to be built on the remaining foundations of plantation house. The Grayson family tomb would be down the hill from the left side of the picture.
New (2014) Grave Access Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W.
8. New (2014) Grave Access
Parking for, and access to, the tombs. The two plaques at the entrance identify the two Eagle Scouts, Ryan Beach and Peter Boyle, who assisted with the effort.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 5,454 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by James Paul Grayson of Frisco, Texas.   5, 6. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   7. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   8. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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