Place:Grayson, Caldwell, Louisiana, United States

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NameGrayson
Alt namesEmorysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22007225
TypeVillage
Coordinates32.049°N 92.112°W
Located inCaldwell, Louisiana, United States
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Grayson is a village in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 531 at the 2000 census.

Grayson has an elementary school, but high school students attend the nearby Caldwell Parish High School in the parish seat of Columbia. Across from the elementary school and the Grayson Town Hall is Grayson United Methodist Church, with pastor Dorothy Smith (2012). The Grayson Baptist Church is just west of U.S. Highway 165; its current pastor is Rick Crandell (2012).

Grayson is also home to Conquest Tattoo, owned and operated by Manny Cavazos. In business for 5 years and counting, it is a staple for quality art in the village. Conquest Tattoo is located at 5370 Hwy 126 West

Though primarily associated with Columbia, former Governor John J. McKeithen was born in Grayson in 1918.

William J. "Edge" Richardson, a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Caldwell Parish, was born in LaSalle Parish on October 25, 1923 and lived in Grayson.

The Louisiana historian Hubert D. Humphreys was born and reared in Grayson. He published an article on the village in a 1992 edition of the journal, North Louisiana History.

Marvin Ray Jones (1930-2011), an Oakdale native, was one of the first computer electronics instructors in the state and launched the first computer class in Caldwell Parish. An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was a 30-year educator and a technical advisor to the United States Navy and Zenith Computers.

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