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Williamstown in Grant County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Grant County

 
 
Grant County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 23, 2021
1. Grant County Marker
Inscription.  Formed from Pendleton County in 1820. Named for two brothers who came from N.C., 1779, established Grantís Station, Fayette County. John developed salt works on the Licking River. Samuel was killed by Indians in Indiana in 1794. William Arnold donated courthouse site. Williamstown named for him, a Captain in Revolution and Lieutenant in Maumee Indian Campaign of 1790. Samuel was killed in 1794.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 942.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
 
Location. 38° 38.207′ N, 84° 33.659′ W. Marker is in Williamstown, Kentucky, in Grant County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 25) and Court Street and Paris Street (Kentucky Route 22), on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker
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is at or near this postal address: 101 N Main St, Williamstown KY 41097, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Williamstown Raid (a few steps from this marker); A Civil War Reprisal (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Old Church on the Dry Ridge (approx. 3.6 miles away); An Indian Massacre (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Grant County Marker at the Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 23, 2021
2. Grant County Marker at the Courthouse
Grant County Courthouse, Williamstown Kentucky image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 23, 2021
3. Grant County Courthouse, Williamstown Kentucky
It is on the courthouse lawn to the left of the courthouse steps. In this photograph it is partially obscured by the Veterans Memorial monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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