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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 is located in 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 (which is 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 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.

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
  • Flatwoods
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
    • Flatwoods 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
  • Raceland
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raceland
    • Raceland 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
  • Coal Grove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Grove
    • Coal Grove 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
  • Olive Hill
  • Worthington
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worthington
    • Worthington 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
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenup
    • Greenup 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
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wurtland
    • Wurtland 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.

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.

From our notes, the earliest published 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.

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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.




 

 

 

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