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Carter County, Kentucky

Carter County adiminstrative offices are located at 300 West Main Street, Grayson, KY 41143; phone: 606-474-5366


As population grew in the northeastern area of Kentucky, a meeting was held in 1837 at the Crossroads Hotel, northwest of Grayson, to call for the creation of a new county. Largely through the efforts of Senator William Grayson Carter, the grandson of Colonel Grayson, the new county was chartered May 1, 1838, with Grayson as the county seat.