County Named, 1838
Carter County courthouse lawn, Grayson, KY
+38.33294, -82.9516238°19'59" N, 82°57'06" W
"For Col. William Grayson Carter, state senator, 1834-1838. The 88th Ky. county formed, 32nd in area, Carter was created from Greenup and Lawrence. Noted in early years for 5 iron furnaces, its clay products industry developed in late 1800's. Carter Caves, a major source of saltpeter during War of 1812, has been important tourist attraction since 1924."
- April 24, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger