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Woodbridge in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
William Graysonís Grave
 
William Graysonís Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2006
1. William Graysonís Grave Marker
 
Inscription. William Grayson, lawyer, member of the Continential 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. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.008′ N, 77° 15.572′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) 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 in this post office area: 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. Jim Weakland Field (approx. ĺ mile away); Early Land Patents (approx. 1.4 miles away); Occoquan (approx. 1.4 miles away); The First Courthouse of Prince William County (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fairfax County / Prince William County (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
William Graysonís Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2006
2. William Graysonís Grave Marker
 

 
Also see . . .  William Grayson. Page by Margaret L. Edwards on the Rootsweb website. (Submitted on December 18, 2006.) 
 
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 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.
 
View of the Belle Air plantation site Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, August 27, 2009
3. 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.
 
 
William Graysonís Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By James Paul Grayson, August 12, 2006
4. William Graysonís Grave Marker
Revolutionary Soldier
Spence Grayson
1734 - 1798
Placed by
Elizabeth McIntosh Hammill
Chapter
Virginia DAR
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,638 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 27, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   4. submitted on September 29, 2010, by James Paul Grayson of Frisco, Texas.
 
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