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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Grayville, Illinois
Location of Grayville, Illinois
► White County (21) ► Edwards County (3) ► Gallatin County (12) ► Hamilton County (1) ► Wabash County (3) ► Wayne County (1) ► Gibson County, Indiana (12) ► Posey County, Indiana (15)
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The first trading post was established here in 1830 by James Gray and Robert Walden. A post office was opened here in 1836. Later, a two-story frame building was erected here by the Empire Milling Company and this corner was known as 'Empire . . . — — Map (db m61809) HM|
|This home was built by the Gray Family, the family that gave Grayville it's name. When completed in 1896, it was the finest home in this area and one of the first to have electric lights, running water, and steam heat. Slave quarters and a stable . . . — — Map (db m177850) HM|
This building was erected in 1895 by the Gray Family for their Gray Bank on the bottom floor and the Gray Opera house on the second floor. The Opera House was the center of entertainment for many years. — — Map (db m61785) HM|
PO3 William Farris, West Salem — — Map (db m96132) WM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m61788) HM|
|On this corner was located the roughest, toughest saloon in the history of Grayville. It was opened after the Civil War by Mike Smith, who made a fortune in illegal whiskey and gambling. The saloon was torched in 1881 and re-built and was finally . . . — — Map (db m177852) HM|
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 . . . — — Map (db m61781) HM|
Established by James R. Gray
First Internment - 1831
Obelisk Erected - 1901
Church Plaza Constructed - 2005
Memorial Plaza and Fountain Dedicated - 2007 — — Map (db m61782) HM|
On this site was the home of Thomasanne Payne, Authoress of the Song 'Sleep Soldier Sleep' which she wrote in honor of James Bethel Gresham from Evansville, Indiana. He was the first American Soldier to die in World War I. The song was accepted . . . — — Map (db m61784) HM WM|
City of Grayville
and dedicated to
The Veterans of All Wars
September 1969 — — Map (db m61789) WM|
| . . . — — Map (db m61787) HM|