Assessor Map and Property Card Images
A few words of explanation...
The lines drawn on these maps are not the legally enforceable boundaries of these properties.
They are a close approximation of the shapes and relationships of properties that are defined more precisly
in recorded deeds, and are sufficiently accurate for tax valuation assessment purposes.
Each numbered polygon on a map corresponds to a single real property deed.
PVA maps may be hand drawn, digitally rendered, or as in the case of Kentucky, lines drawn on aerial photos.
Kentucky real property deeds are based on locally surveyed metes and bounds descriptions, rather
than on the Federally surveyed ranges, sections and quarter sections used in many other parts of the country.
Every property is identified by a 12 digit Tax Map Key (TMK), the first three digits of which is a map number
(001 through 140), followed by digits (and in some cases letters), that serve to further uniquely identify the
property. The polygons on these 140 PVA maps contain the one to five digit identifying number assigned to each
property represented on that map. These map parcel numbers are contained in the last three to five digits of the
full 12 digit TMK for the property.
These are digital images (photographs, not scans) of the Carter County Tax Assessor maps. The actual maps are
in a large format, approximately 36 inches on a side, so multiple images were needed to create (hopefully) viewable maps.
Details of real property ownership and tax liability are maintained on Propery Cards that are contained
in files in each PVA ("Property Valuation Assessor") office in the county Court House. Property Cards often
contain a photo of any structures on the property.
Below is a link to a photo of the master county tax map that hangs on a wall in the PVA office.
The master map is about four feet on a side, so this photo will only give you a general idea of the areas
covered by the over 140 individual maps. Note that while the areas covered by the individual maps are drawn
as rectangles on the Master Map, the actual individual map boundaries are irregular, and some Master Map
rectangles map actually contain several sub-maps (commonly, residential areas).
Link to the PVA Master Map
Carter County PVA Office Record Search Page
These are links to pages which contain photos of PVA maps and Property Cards.
Each link contains the map number and some location information.
Map 08 is an example of a page which contains both map and Property Card images on it.
01 South of Lewis County Line
02 Corner of Rowan - Lewis County Line
03 Northwest at Rowan County Line
04 West Interstate 64 at Rowan County Line
05 Carter City to Carter Caves Resort Park
06 Interstate 64 Area
07 Upper Tygart Area
08 Lawton to Soldier
08-10 Lawton to Soldier
08-20 Lawton to Soldier
09 Southwest bordering on Daniel Boone National Forest
10 Southwest Greenbriar Rd.
11 South of Rowan County Line, North of Interstate 64
12 South of Tract 11
13 Lawton to Soldier
13-10 Ky Rt. 174 - Enterprise
14 South of Tract 13
15 South of Tract 14 on Rowan County Line
16 Southern-most Point
17 Lewis County Line, West of Tracts 28 and 29
18 Lewis County Line, South of Tract 17
19 Lewis County Line, South of Tract 18
20 Lewis County Line, South of Tract 19
21 Lewis County Line - Interstate 64, South of Tract 17
22 Globe - West of Olive Hill
23 Lawton to Soldier
23-10 Globe - Rt. 60
23-20 Lawton - South of Ky. Rt. 174
24 Lewis County Line - South of Tract 23
25 Elliott County Line - South of Tract 24
26 Lewis County Line - AA Highway
27 Lewis County Line - South of Tract 26
28 Lewis County Line - South of Tract 27
29 McGlone Creek
30 Jordan Fork
31 South of Tract 30
32 (unusable) South of Tract 31 - Interstate 64
33 Henderson Branch Area of Olive Hill
33-10 Henderson Branch Area of Olive Hill
33-20 Blueberry Ridge Area of Olive Hill
33-30 Near Olive Hill
33-40 Marvin Hicks Drive Area of Olive Hill
34 Clark Hill - Tick Ridge
35 Lawton to Soldier
36 North at Lewis & Greenup County Line
37 Lick Branch - Half Way Branch
38 Lick Branch - KY Rt 174
39 Ky Rt 2 at Ky Rt 182, South of Tract 38
40 South of Tract 39, West of Carter Caves
41 (unavailable) South of Tract 40, Southeast of Carter Caves
42 Olive Hill to Carter Caves
43 Olive Hill
43-10 Olive Hill
43-10-12 Olive Hill Rt. 60
43-10-13 Olive Hill Rt. 60
43-10-15 Olive Hill Old Rt. 60
43-20 Olive Hill Depot Area
43-30 Eastland Ave. Area of Olive Hill
43-40 US 60 East of Olive Hill
43-Block 1 - Blueberry Ridge Area of Olive Hill
44 Sammons Hollow
45 Ross Chapel - Olive Hill Airport
46 Greenup County Line - AA Highway
47 AA Highway - Half Way Branch
48 Carter City
48-10 Carter City - Lewis Furniture
49 Carter City - Carter Caves Resort Park
50 James Chapel - Carter Caves
51 Olive Hill to Carter Caves
52 Pleasant Valley - Interstate 64
54 Cory Road
55 Ben's Run Rd - South of Tract 54
56 Ben's Run Rd - Lewis County Line
57 Greenup County Line
58 AA Highway
59 Buffalo - Route 7
60 Route 7 - Sutton Rd.
61 Sutton Rd - South of Tract 60
62 Rockhouse Rd.
63 Northeast of Pleasant Valley
64 Interstate 64 east of Olive Hill, Amish
65 Grahn Road
66 Olive Hill to Leon area
66-10 Olive Hill to Leon area
67 (not available)
68 (not available)
69 Elliott County Line
70 Greenup County Line
71 AA Highway North of Iron Hill
72 Iron Hill
73 Rockhouse Rd. - Smith Branch Rd.
75 Grahn - Interstate 64
76 Aden Road
77 Aden Road
78 Near Aden Rd.
79 (not available)
80 (not available) Elliott County Line
81 (not available) Greenup County Line
82 (not available) Greenup County Line
83 (not available)
84 (not available)
85 (not available)
86 (not available)
87 (not available)
88 Leon area
89 (not available)
90 Grayson Lake
91 Grayson Lake
92 Greenup County Line
93 (not available)
94 (not available)
95 (not available)
96 Leon area
97 (not available)
98 Leon area
99 Grayson Lake
100 Grayson Lake
101 Elliott County Line
102 Greenup County Line
103 North of Grayson
103-30 KY 1959 - Ky 9 Area
104 (not available) Grayson
105 (not available)
106 Leon area
107 (not available)
108 (not available)
110 Elliott - Lawrence County border
111 (not available)
112 (not available)
113 (not available)
114 (not available)
115 (not available)
116 (not available)
117 (not available)
118 Lawrence County border (not available)
119 (not available)
120 (not available)
121 (not available)
122 (not available)
123 Southeast of Grayson
124 (not available)
126 Lawrence County border
127 North of Rush, Ky.
128 (not available)
129 (not available)
130 (not available)
132 Lawrence County border
133 Southeast corner - Lawrence County border
134 Interstate 64 at Rt. 60 Interchange - Rush, Ky.
135 Kilgore - Rush, Ky.
136 Rush, Ky.
137 (not available)
138 (not available)
139 (not available)
140 Lawrence - Boyd County border (not available)
Current Grahn Property Map Image
Old Grahn Property Map Images