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Grayson County Statistics as of 2000.

County Seat: Leitchfield

Population: 24,053

GRAYSON COUNTY, was formed in 1810, from Hardin and Ohio Counties, and is bounded on the north by Hardin and Breckinridge, on the east by Hart, on the south by Edmonson, and on the west by Ohio and Butler. It was named in honor of Col. William Grayson, a Virginian, and a distinguished politician and statesman. The county is well drained by the following watercourses: Rough Creek, Big and Little Clifty, Nolin, Rock, Caney, Bear and Short Creeks.

Source "Kentucky: A History of the State" by W. H. Perrin, J. H. Battle & G. C. Kniffin (copyright 1887)

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*JAMES P. MCCLURE JOURNAL*, The first 37 pages of this INVALUABLE journal are online.  Mr. McClure was a local Jeweler and kept records of the entire community.  Since the courthouse last burned in 1896 and his journal contains information from BEFORE 1896 - it could be the only record of some of these things.
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Grayson County Courthouse
Public Square
Leitchfield, Kentucky 42754 (270) 259-3201

Grayson County Public Library  

130 E. Market St.  Leitchfield Kentucky 42754 (270) 259-5455

Grayson County Tourism Commission  

425 S. Main St. Leitchfield Kentucky 42754 (270) 259-2735

Grayson County Historical Society

122 E. Main St. Leitchfield KY 42754  (270) 230-8989

Historical Society Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am to 4:00 pm






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