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Grayson County, Kentucky

US county information
NameGrayson County
StateKentucky
SeatLeitchfield
US Area
Total Area510.85 sq mi (1323.1 km2)
Land Area503.68 sq mi (1304.5 km2)
Water Area7.17 sq mi (18.6 km2)
Population24053 (2000)
Density18.5/km2 (48/sq mi)
Named forColonel William Grayson (1740 1790), American Revolutionary War aide to George Washington, delegate to the Virginia General Assembly and Continental Congress, United States Senator.
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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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 . The county is named for William Grayson (1740-1790), a Revolutionary War colonel and a prominent Virginia political figure. It is a prohibition or dry county, though a bill was passed on March 23, 2010 to allow limited alcohol sales in restaurants.


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