Grayson County, Kentucky

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Grayson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1810. As of 2000, the population was 24,053. Its county seat is Leitchfield[1]. The county is named for William Grayson. It is a prohibition or dry county, though a bill was passed on March 23, 2010 to allow limited alcohol sales in restaurants.[2]



Grayson County is part of the Western Coal Fields region of Kentucky. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 511 square miles (1,323 km2), of which 504 square miles (1,305 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18 km2) is water.

Grayson County is home to two large lakes. These are Rough River Lake on the northern border of the county and Nolin River Lake on the southern edge of the county. These two lakes are the source of Tourism in the county and has led to the nickname of the "Twin Lakes" region being applied to the county.

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As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 24,053 people, 9,596 households, and 6,966 families residing in the county. The population density was 48 per square mile (19 /km2). There were 12,802 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (9.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.26% White, 0.50% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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