Facts about Carter County
- Carter County is the 88th county that was formed in Kentucky.
- Carter County was named for Colonel William Grayson Carter, State Senator 1834-1838.
- Carter County was created from Greenup and Lawrence Counties.
- Carter County was noted in early years for five iron furnaces.
- Carter County clay products industry developed in the late 1800’s.
- Carter Caves, a major source of salt peter during the War of 1812, has been an important tourist attraction since 1924.