Stanton is a city in and the county seat of Powell County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 3,029 at the 2000 census.
Stanton is the birthplace of Hall of Fame thoroughbred horse trainer Woody Stephens.
The first post office to be located in present-day Stanton was established on July 7, 1849 and was named Beaver Pond. In 1852, both the post office and the settlement were renamed Stanton for Richard H. Stanton, who served in Congress from 1849–1855 and later as a U.S. senator.