Graysville in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
In the latter 1800s and early 1900s, the city of Graysville was called Gin Town. Because Graysville had the only cotton gin for miles around, the town and community grew. As the community grew, the need for businesses and houses of worship grew as well. One street over from this site, the Union Church was established in the early 1900s. All people of all denominations met and worshipped there as it was the only church for miles around. The City of Graysville was incorporated November 27, 1945. The first meeting of the town council took place at the old school house on January 16, 1946. Later that year, the original city council established the Graysville Water Works system. In 1949, the city council established the Graysville Gas Board which eventually became the Graysville Municipal Gas System.
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During the 1950s and 1960s, the local coal mines and steel mills attracted families from all over Alabama. As a result of this growth, Graysville established the city's first series of home developments and subdivisions. During the 1980s and 1990s, Graysville expanded its city limits by annexing multiple acres in what was then unincorporated Jefferson County. With the opening of Interstate 22 and additional commercial growth,
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Graysville.
Location. 33° 37.644′ N, 86° 58.403′ W. Marker is in Graysville, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on South Main Street south of 2nd Avenue SE, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 246 South Main Street, Graysville AL 35073, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brookside's Unique Heritage / Brookside Russian Orthodox Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Historic Lakeview Cemetery (approx. 6.3 miles away); Gardendale, Alabama (approx. 9.4 miles away); Virgil Allen Howard (approx. 9.4 miles away); Tuxedo Junction (approx. 9.6 miles away); Black Creek Park, Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership and the Fultondale Coke Oven Park (approx. 10 miles away); Julius Ellsberry Memorial Park (approx. 10.2 miles away); North Birmingham (approx. 10.4 miles away).
Also see . . . City of Graysville, Alabama (Submitted on June 21, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 630 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.