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Some of the cities, towns, and places in Graves County are Bell City, Boaz, Clear Springs, Cuba, Dogwood, Dublin, Dukedom, Fairbanks, Fancy Farm, Farmington, Feliciana, Folsomdale, Golo, Hickory, Kaler, Kansas, Lowes, Lynnville, Mayfield, Melber, Natchez Trace, Pilot Oak, Podunk, Pottsville, Pryorsburg, Sedalia, South Highland, Stubblefield, Symsonia, Tri City, Viola, Water Valley, West Viola, Westplains, Wheel, Wingo

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Graves County is a county located on the southwest border of the U.S. Commonwealth of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census. the population was 37,181. Its county seat is Mayfield. The county was formed in 1824 and was named for Major Benjamin Franklin Graves, a politician and fallen soldier in the War of 1812. Graves County comprises the Mayfield, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Paducah-Mayfield, KY-IL Combined Statistical Area. 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 2016, the county voted on whether to become a "wet" county but that attempt failed. Later in the year, a ballot measure was proposed and passed within the city limits of Mayfield (the county seat) to allow alcohol sales in stores and gas stations.