Place:Graves, Kentucky, United States

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Graves County is a county located in the U.S. Commonwealth of Kentucky. It was formed in 1824. As of 2010, the population was 37,121. 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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Timeline

Date Event Source
1824 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1830 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1852 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1858 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1882 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1830 2,504
1840 7,465
1850 11,397
1860 16,233
1870 19,398
1880 24,138
1890 28,534
1900 33,204
1910 33,539
1920 32,483
1930 30,778
1940 31,763
1950 31,364
1960 30,021
1970 30,939
1980 34,049
1990 33,550

Research Tips

External links

www.rootsweb.com/~kygraves/graves.htm


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