Grayson County, Kentucky

county in Kentucky, United States

Grayson County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,746.[1] Its county seat is Leitchfield.[2]

Grayson County
Grayson County Courthouse in Leitchfield
Grayson County Courthouse in Leitchfield
Map of Kentucky highlighting Grayson County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°28′N 86°21′W / 37.46°N 86.35°W / 37.46; -86.35
Country United States
State Kentucky
Founded1810
Named forWilliam Grayson
SeatLeitchfield
Largest cityLeitchfield
Area
 • Total511 sq mi (1,320 km2)
 • Land497 sq mi (1,290 km2)
 • Water14 sq mi (40 km2)  2.8%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
26,321
 • Density52/sq mi (20/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd
Websitegraysoncountyclerk.ky.gov

HistoryEdit

Grayson County was formed in 1810 from land taken from Hardin and Ohio counties.[3] The county is named for William Grayson (1740-1790), a Revolutionary War colonel and U.S. Senator from Virginia.[4]

GeographyEdit

The county has a total area of 511 square miles (1,320 km2).[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Collins, Lewis (1877). History of Kentucky. p. 293.
  4. The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. p. 35.
  5. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 14, 2014.