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

Present Site of The Gray Family Cemetery

Former Site of

 

— The First Presbyterian Church USA —

 
Present Site of The Gray Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
1. Present Site of The Gray Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

The first Presbyterian Church in Grayville was organized in 1850 under the leadership of Mrs. Thomasann Gray. In 1868 the members built a small wooden Church on this corner of the cemetery, a gift from a member of the Gray Family.

It was replaced by a large brick structure in 1915. The congregation disbanded in 2005 and the land was returned to the Gray Family.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 38° 15.39′ N, 87° 59.786′ W. Marker is in Grayville, Illinois, in White County. Marker is on Court Street (Illinois Route 1) near South Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West South Street, 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. The Gray Family Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomasanne Payne Home Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gray Opera House (about 600 feet away); Gray Mansion
Present Site of The Gray Family Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
2. Present Site of The Gray Family Cemetery and Marker
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(about 700 feet away); Mike Smith's Saloon (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Empire Corner" (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Gray's Stables and Slave Quarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grayville.
 
1915 First Presbyterian Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
3. 1915 First Presbyterian Church Cornerstone
At present site of the Gray Family Cemetery; church razed in or soon after 2005
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 446 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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