RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Grayson, Kentucky

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other KY
Communities

















Welcome to Grayson ...

The city of Grayson is located in Carter County<1> and is the County Seat for Carter County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Grayson has a population of 3,868 people<2> (see below for details).

Grayson was established in 1844.

The community of Grayson is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Grayson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Grayson lies within the (606) area code.

The ZIP code for Grayson: 41143<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Grayson had an population of 3,868 people. This is a decrease of 8.28% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.23% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Grayson had a population of 4,217 people (or 15.21% of the total population of Carter County). This makes Grayson the county's most populous community.

The population of Grayson represents 0.1% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 83rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,217 people, the population of Grayson increased 8.77% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,877 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Grayson.

Adding Grayson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Grayson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Grayson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Grayson on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Grayson on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Grayson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Grayson - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Saskatchewan and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Grayson.

Communities near Grayson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Grayson.

  • Ashland [Boyd County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland [Boyd County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Grayson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,070 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<6>
  • Flatwoods [Greenup County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
    • Flatwoods [Greenup County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Grayson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,056 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<6>
  • Russell [Greenup County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell
    • Russell [Greenup County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Grayson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,207 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russell<6>
  • Raceland [Greenup County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raceland
    • Raceland [Greenup County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Grayson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,338 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raceland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raceland
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Coal Grove [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Grove
      • Coal Grove [Lawrence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Grayson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,048 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Grove
    • Catlettsburg [Boyd County]
    • Olive Hill [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olive Hill
      • Olive Hill [Carter County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Grayson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olive Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olive Hill<6>
    • Worthington [Greenup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worthington
      • Worthington [Greenup County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Grayson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,488 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Worthington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worthington
    • Greenup [Greenup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenup
      • Greenup [Greenup County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Grayson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenup have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenup<6>
    • Wurtland [Greenup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wurtland
      • Wurtland [Greenup County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Grayson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,013 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wurtland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wurtland

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Grayson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Grayson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Grayson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Grayson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Grayson. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Grayson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grayson ...

Looking for more information about Grayson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Grayson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Grayson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Kentucky

About Carter County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grayson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Carter, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Grayson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grayson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Grayson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Grayson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grayson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grayson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GraysonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grayson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3320, Longitude: -82.9455    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 10 Oct 2021