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Near Waynesboro in Wayne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gray Family Cemetery

 
 
Gray Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
1. Gray Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This family was estab. in Wayne County by Clinch Gray, a native of North Carolina. He immigrated to this region in 1808, one yr. before the Co. was organ. within the Mississippi Terr. Gray signed Miss.'s first const. in 1817. He was buried here, 1824.
 
Erected 1978 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 31° 44.444′ N, 88° 39.127′ W. Marker is near Waynesboro, Mississippi, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 45 and Jimmy Ramey Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 45. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Jimmy Ramey Road, Waynesboro MS 39367, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clinch Gray (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Philadelphus Church (approx. 4.5 miles away); First Auto Bank (approx. 4.5 miles away); Wayne County Civil War Monument (approx. 4.6 miles away); Wayne County War Memorial
Gray Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
2. Gray Family Cemetery
Located to the west about 1 mile at the end of this road. The road becomes a dirt road, crosses tracks and makes a left and then a right onto a grass road between fences.
(approx. 4.6 miles away); Lt. Jake W. Lindsey Highway (approx. 4.7 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
 
More about this marker. This marker contains unorthodox abbreviations. It should normally read:
This family was established in Wayne County by Clinch Gray, a native of North Carolina. He immigrated to this region in 1808, one year before the County was organized within the Mississippi Territory. Gray signed Mississippi's first constitution in 1817. He was buried here, 1824.
 
Also see . . .  The Order of First Families in Mississippi. (Submitted on January 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Clinch Gray gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
3. Clinch Gray gravestone
Wide view of marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
4. Wide view of marker.
View looking north on U.S. Highway 45 image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
5. View looking north on U.S. Highway 45
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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