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

James Gray's Stables and Slave Quarters

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
1. James Gray's Stables and Slave Quarters Marker
Inscription.  In the 1830's, James Gray's Stables and Slave Quarters were located here. Later, he donated the barn to the city to use as a city hall and police station. In 1866, the city built a two story building with a jail in the basement. The second story was removed in 1969.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 38° 15.451′ N, 87° 59.608′ W. Marker is in Grayville, Illinois, in White County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and North Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Vincennes to Shawneetown Stage Coach Line (within shouting distance of this marker); "Empire Corner" (within shouting distance of this marker); Mike Smith's Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Gray Opera House (about
James Gray's Stables and Slave Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
2. James Gray's Stables and Slave Quarters Marker
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500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gray Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomasanne Payne Home Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Present Site of 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 August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 676 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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