“At GARYSVILLE (25 pop.), 34.5 m., the RUINS OF GARY'S MILL and two old houses beyond the creek constitute the only evidence of the community's antiquity. The mill was built in the middle of the seventeenth century. Powell's Creek, at the edge of the scattered settlement, gives nominal honor to Nathaniel Powell, acting governor of the colony in 1619 .”
Something I found interesting is that the plantation owned by Sterling Gary (according to Updike)was called, "Old Stage Road Plantation" - If you look at the Rand McNally map, "Old Stage Road" runs directly into Garysville. I am trying to sort out if any of the land was originally part of an original plantation.