GRAYSON COUNTY, was formed in 1810, from Hardin and Ohio Counties, and is bounded on the north by Hardin and Breckinridge, on the east by Hart, on the south by Edmonson, and on the west by Ohio and Butler. It was named in honor of Col. William Grayson, a Virginian, and a distinguished politician and statesman. The county is well drained by the following watercourses: Rough Creek, Big and Little Clifty, Nolin, Rock, Caney, Bear and Short Creeks.
Source "Kentucky: A History of the State" by W. H. Perrin, J. H. Battle & G. C. Kniffin (copyright 1887)
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County Seat: Leitchfield
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Grayson County Courthouse
Leitchfield, Kentucky 42754 (270) 259-3201
130 E. Market St. Leitchfield Kentucky 42754 (270) 259-5455
425 S. Main St. Leitchfield Kentucky 42754 (270) 259-2735
Grayson County Historical Society
122 E. Main St. Leitchfield KY 42754 (270) 230-8989
Historical Society Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am to 4:00 pm