Graves County

Welcome to Graves County

South of McCracken County and the Ohio River lies quiet Graves County, KY. Drive over winding country lanes and over one-lane bridges, past fertile fields and lush pastures, and into a world of small-town charms where you can truly get to know your neighbors. Graves County is one of Kentucky’s largest counties, and yet it’s home to a mere 37,000 people, so it enjoys it a peaceful and serene feel and plenty of undisturbed natural beauty. If you’re looking for a tranquil country home or a convenient small-town neighborhood, then Graves County is a great place to start your search.

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At a Glance

Getting Around

Major roads: KY-80, I-69, KY-121 
Memphis International Airport: 2 hours, 46 minutes
Martin, TN: 35 minutes
Mayfield, KY: 13 minutes
Paducah, KY: 44 minutes


Population: 37,266
Largest city: Mayfield
County seat: Mayfield
Median home value: $97,330

Communities of Graves County


The county seat and largest city in Graves County, Mayfield is actually quite a small town. Don’t let its modest population of just over 10,000 residents fool you though; Mayfield is filled with shopping, dining, conveniences, attractions, and more.

Rural communities

Mayfield is the largest city or town in Graves County. The rest of the area is largely rural and residential. It is home to other communities, such as Water Valley, Wingo, Fancy Farm, Farmington, Hickory, and Lowes, but most are unincorporated communities.

Things to Do in Graves County

What You'll LOVE in Graves County

Lots of shopping & dining options

Head into Mayfield for your pick of stores, restaurants, and other conveniences. Here, you’ll find big-box retailers, like Walmart, Food Giant, and Lowe’s, as well as smaller local businesses. Grab sushi at Sapporo, journey south of the border to La Michoacana, or sample something southern at The Catfish House. And don’t forget to stop by Red’s Donut Shop!

So many ways to get outside

Get outside and enjoy beautiful weather and breathtaking green spaces. Graves County is home to a few local parks, such as Lions Club Park. Mayfield is also home to Mayfield Graves Country Club and Mayfield/Graves Ballpark. Nearby, the 50,000-acre Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge offers beautiful forested land, a diverse ecosystem of plants and animals, and some nature trails for exploring. Mayfield Creek is also close by, as are the Ohio, Tennessee, and Mississippi rivers.

Top-notch public schools

Public school students in Graves County are served by Graves County Schools. This highly rated district educates over 4,200 students in 11 total schools. Students in the Mayfield area may also attend Mayfield Independent Schools, which educates over 1,900 students in three schools.

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