Grayson, Kentucky

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Grayson is a city in Carter County, Kentucky, United States, along the Little Sandy River. The population was 3,877 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Carter County.[1] Since Interstate 64 and the AA Highway both converge in Grayson, the northern part of town has an abundance of truck stops and fast-food establishments. Grayson's largest employer is Smithfield Foods, formerly known as Cooks.

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History

After the American Revolutionary War, Colonel William Grayson, aide-de-camp to George Washington, received a 70,000 acre tract of land for his service during the war from the state of Virginia.[2] By 1838, a small portion of this tract was set aside for the development of a town which was to be named for Colonel Grayson. Although Grayson had only five streets and eighty lots, it was established as a city on February 6, 1844. On February 22, 1860, Grayson was recognized as an incorporated city by the state of Kentucky.[3]

Geography

Grayson is located at 38°20′5″N 82°56′33″W / 38.33472°N 82.9425°W / 38.33472; -82.9425 (38.334738, -82.942368).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²), all of it land.

Education

Grayson is served by the Carter County School District. Schools located within the city includes:

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