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

Mike Smith's Saloon

 
 
Mike Smith's Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, July 23, 2021
1. Mike Smith's Saloon Marker
Inscription.  On this corner was located the roughest, toughest saloon in the history of Grayville. It was opened after the Civil War by Mike Smith, who made a fortune in illegal whiskey and gambling. The saloon was torched in 1881 and re-built and was finally put out of business by the state of Illinois.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
 
Location. 38° 15.416′ N, 87° 59.607′ W. Marker is in Grayville, Illinois, in White County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and East South Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 S Main St, Grayville IL 62844, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Gray's Stables and Slave Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Vincennes to Shawneetown Stage Coach Line (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Empire Corner" (about 300 feet away); Gray Opera House (about 600 feet away);
Mike Smith's Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, July 23, 2021
2. Mike Smith's Saloon Marker
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Present Site of The Gray Family Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomasanne Payne Home Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gray Family Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grayville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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