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Graves County, Kentucky

US county information
NameGraves County
StateKentucky
SeatMayfield
US Area
Total Area556.46 sq mi (1441.2 km2)
Land Area555.59 sq mi (1439 km2)
Water Area0.87 sq mi (2.3 km2)
Population37028 (2000)
Density25.9/km2 (67/sq mi)
Named forMajor Benjamin F. Graves (1771 1813), killed at the Battle of River Raisin.
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Graves County is a county located in the U.S. Commonwealth of Kentucky. It was formed in 1824. As of 2000, the population was 37,028. Its county seat is Mayfield . The county is named for Major Benjamin Franklin Graves, soldier in the War of 1812. The Mayfield Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Graves County.

Graves County is a “limited” dry county, meaning that sale of alcohol in the county is prohibited except for wine and beer in restaurants in Mayfield which have seating for at least 100 patrons or at the Mayfield Golf & Country Club.


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