Col. William Grayson Carter
historical marker

Located on the lawn in front of the Carter County Courthouse, is a historical marker commemorating the naming of the county in 1838.

The marker reads:


"For Col. William Grayson Carter, state senator, 1834-38.  The 88th Ky. county formed, 32nd in size, Carter was created from Greenup and Lawrence.  Noted in early years for 5 iron furnaces, its clay products industry developed in late 1800's.  Carter Caves, a major source of saltpeter during War of 1812, has been important tourist attraction since 1924."

Submitted by  Garrett and Sherry Lowe

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