Graves County was formed in 1824 from Hickman County. It is located in the Jackson Purchase region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 321 to 580 feet above sea level. In 1990 the county population was 33,550 in a land area of 555 square miles, an average of 60.5 people per square mile. The county seat is Mayfield.
A big thanks to all former Graves County Coordinators who have so graciously donated their time and skills to keep this county site operational, thanks Betty Sellers and all.
If you would like to contribute your data or help transcribe data to add to this web site please contact me at the email address located at the bottom of this page. My name is Jeff Kemp and I am the host for Graves County. Please fill free to email me if you have any information to share about Graves County or if you have transcribed records to add to this site. All information I possess or have access to is included within this web site.
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