Grayson's name originally was Trip, Georgia. In 1881 J. P. McConnell was appointed postmaster of Trip. John E. Jacobs also served as postmaster and later as mayor. Trip was the center of a thriving farming community.
Among the prominent families who first settled Trip were: McConnell, Jacobs, Ford, Cooper, Williams, Tribble, Brownlee, Cates, Kennerly, Petty, Hawthorne, Rawlins, Roberts, Yancey, Langley and others.
When the railroad was extended to Loganville, the town's name was changed first to Berkely, which turned out to be already taken by another Georgia town, and then to Grayson.
was organized in 1850 with the following
John Carroll, J.G.H. Herring, Nathan Fowler,
James Johnson, James
J. North, Seaman Moore, Isaac Petty and George
Petty. Two years
two acres of land were purchased from John Davis
for five dollars, and
a log building was erected which was used also
as a school house until
1873. At that time a frame building was
to Chestnut Grove history
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photographs of Chestnut Grove.
The Grayson Methodist Church, originally called Asbury Methodist Church, was organized in 1884. The charter members were: Mr. and Mrs. James Conner, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frisby, Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Browning, Miss Mary Langley, Mrs. Carrie Johnson, Mrs. Jane Head, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Cates, and Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Brand. The building was constucted in 1885.
was organized April 4, 1913, with Rev. Chancey
Foote, Rev. J. J.
and Rev. C. P. Ewing acting as a
presbytery. The charter members
were O. A. Jacobs, J. A. Jacobs, H. A. Nix, Eula
Pate, Zelma Jacobs,
and Mrs. F. H. Nix, Marinda Nix, W. E. Roberts,
Mrs. Addie Roberts, A.
S. Briscoe, Mrs. Della Jacobs, Mrs. Snowy
Jacobs, Rev. E. L. Langley.
This history is a work in progress. I
information and photographs, so be sure to
check back frequently and
Dynamic Gwinnett, text by Bill Kirby, copyright 1993, published by Longstreet Press, Inc.
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