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History of the Graves Brick Company

Photo © 2019 David Bulit, Old Dixie Highway - Espanola, Florida

The Graves Brick Company was organized by William H. Graves in the early twentieth century. William Henry Graves was born on September 7, 1833, in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of George Clinton Graves and Charlotte Logan Sprinkle. His family resided in Knoxville but after his parents’ deaths, he and his sister were raised in Wytheville on