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Carter County, Kentucky

US county information
NameCarter County
US Area
Total Area412.15 sq mi (1067.5 km2)
Land Area410.60 sq mi (1063.5 km2)
Water Area1.55 sq mi (4 km2)
Population26889 (2000)
Density25.5/km2 (66/sq mi)
Named forColonel William Grayson Carter, Kentucky state senator (1834 1838).
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Carter County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1838 and was named for William Grayson Carter, a state senator at the time of its creation. The county seat is named for his uncle, Robert Grayson. As of 2000, the population was 26,889. Its county seat is Grayson, Kentucky . In 2003, Carter County was added to the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) area and is somewhat of an exurb county for those cities.

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