Carter County, Kentucky
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Carter County History

Carter county was established in 1838.
It was formed from Greenup County and Lawrence County.
Named after Col. William Grayson Carter a Kentucky State Senator.
The county seat is Grayson.

Cities and Towns
Denton -- Grahn -- Grayson -- Olive Hill -- Rush (Part)

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 Carter County Clerk
300 West Main Street
Grayson, KY 41143
(606) 474-5188
Marriage Records and Deeds
Carter County Government Office

Carter County Justice Center
100 East Main Street,
Grayson, KY 41143-1298
Probate Records

Surrounding Counties
Greenup County (northeast)
Boyd County (east)
Lawrence County (southeast)
Elliott County (south)
Rowan County (southwest)
Lewis County (northwest)
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