Grayson County, Kentucky

county in Kentucky, United States

Grayson County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 26,420.[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
Named forWilliam Grayson
Largest cityLeitchfield
 • Total511 sq mi (1,320 km2)
 • Land497 sq mi (1,290 km2)
 • Water14 sq mi (40 km2)  2.8%
 • Total26,420
 • Density52/sq mi (20/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd

History change

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]

Geography change

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

Bordering counties change

Communities change

Cities change

Census-designated place change

Other unincorporated places change

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Grayson County, Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  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. ISBN 9780722249208.
  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.