Gray Hawk is an unincorporated community located in Jackson County, Kentucky, United States. A post office was established in the community in 1853.
The origins of the name Gray Hawk remain unclear. It could have been named for the many grey hawks seen in the area, or its namesakes could be the original landholding Gray and Hawk families.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Gray Hawk has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.