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

James Gray's Stables and Slave Quarters

 
 
James Gray's Stables and Slave Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
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.

 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Gray Opera House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomasanne Payne Home Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Present Site of The Gray Family Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gray Family Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Illinois Remembers POW/MIA (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grayville.
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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