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Carter County, Kentucky

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Carter County was formed on February 9, 1838 from portions of Greenup County and Lawrence County. It was named after Colonel William Grayson Carter, a Kentucky state Senator. The county seat is named for his uncle, Robert Grayson.

The original courthouse was rebuilt in 1907.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Communities

  • Access
  • Beech Grove
  • Beetle
  • Boone Furnace
  • Carter
  • Davy Run
  • Denton
  • Grahn
  • Grayson (County Seat)
  • Hitchins
  • Mt. Savage
  • Norton Branch
  • Olive Hill
  • Rooney
  • Rush (part)
  • Smith's Creek
  • Soldier
  • Straight Creek
  • Willard




Kentucky Christian University

Olive Hill C&O Depot

Saltpeter Cave