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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 19.986′ N, 82° 57.114′ W. Marker is in Grayson, Kentucky, in Carter County. Marker is on West Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of Carter County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Grayson KY 41143, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Jason Fields (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Reunion (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Masterful Retreat (approx. half a mile away); Pactolus Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx.
County Named, 1838 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. County Named, 1838 Marker
Carter County Courthouse in the distance
2.4 miles away); Saltpeter Cave (approx. 9.8 miles away); Buffalo Furnace b/ Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 10.7 miles away); Greenbo Lake State Resort Park (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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