• Adjacent Counties
  • Carter County was named for Colonel William Grayson Carter, who was a State Senator in the Kentucky legislature when the county was formed. The county seat, Grayson, was named for his uncle, Colonel Robert Grayson.

    index sitemap advanced
    search engine by freefind

    Carter County Kentucky Genealogy

    Carter Co. Map Carter Co. Map

     

    Research and Family History

    We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for folks. Please submit any contributions via email to sdlyager@gmail.com. All data we come across will be added to this site. We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we make to this site.

    Latest Updates

    What's New

    •Carter County is the 88th county that was formed in Kentucky.

    •Carter County was named for Colonel William Grayson Carter, State Senator 1834-1838.

    •Carter County was created from Greenup and Lawrence Counties.

    •Carter County was noted in early years for five iron furnaces.

    •Carter County clay products industry developed in the late 1800’s.

    •Carter Caves, a major source of salt peter during the War of 1812, has been an important tourist attraction since 1924.

    View My Stats