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Grayson in Carter County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1838

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. County Named, 1838 Marker
Inscription.  For Col. William Grayson Carter, state senator, 1834-36. The 88th Ky. county formed, 32nd in size. 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.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1247.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 19.986′ N, 82° 57.114′ W. Marker is in Grayson, Kentucky, in Carter County. Memorial is on West Main Street. The marker is located on the grounds of Carter County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grayson KY 41143, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Jason Fields (a few steps from this marker); Eastern Kentucky Railway (approx. 0.4 miles away);
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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. County Named, 1838 Marker
Carter County Courthouse in the distance
Civil War Reunion (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Masterful Retreat (approx. half a mile away); Mount Savage Furnace (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pactolus Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Eastern Kentucky Railway (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named A Masterful Retreat (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grayson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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