“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Grant County, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Grant County, Kentucky and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Grant County, KY (6) Boone County, KY (53) Gallatin County, KY (31) Harrison County, KY (24) Kenton County, KY (105) Owen County, KY (11) Pendleton County, KY (8) Scott County, KY (45)  GrantCounty(6) Grant County (6)  BooneCounty(53) Boone County (53)  GallatinCounty(31) Gallatin County (31)  HarrisonCounty(24) Harrison County (24)  KentonCounty(105) Kenton County (105)  OwenCounty(11) Owen County (11)  PendletonCounty(8) Pendleton County (8)  ScottCounty(45) Scott County (45)
Williamstown is the county seat for Grant County
Adjacent to Grant County, Kentucky
      Boone County (53)  
      Gallatin County (31)  
      Harrison County (24)  
      Kenton County (105)  
      Owen County (11)  
      Pendleton County (8)  
      Scott County (45)  
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1 Kentucky, Grant County, Crittenden — 936 — An Indian Massacre
Three miles west. Reputedly scene of one of last massacres in Ky. McClures and Kennedy's lived on hills above Bullocks pen creek and the Bran family occupied cabin on creek at foot of hills. Around 1805, party of Indians burned the Bran home after . . . Map (db m82149) HM
2 Kentucky, Grant County, Dry Ridge — 1560 — The Old Church on the Dry Ridge
Organized 1791 as Baptist Church by Elders Lewis Corban and John Conner. Indians threatened early services. Squire Boone preached here, 1798. Reorganized in 1826 as Williamstown Particular Baptist Church by William. Conrad, imprisoned as . . . Map (db m180562) HM
3 Kentucky, Grant County, Williamstown — 722 — A Civil War Reprisal
Three Confederates were brought here from prison at Lexington and executed Aug. 15, 1864; reprisal for the guerrilla murder of Union sympathizers, Joel Skirvin and Anderson Simpson. Those executed: Wm. P. and John L. Lingenfelter, brothers of Mrs. . . . Map (db m143036) HM
4 Kentucky, Grant County, Williamstown — 942 — Grant County
Formed from Pendleton County in 1820. Named for two brothers who came from N.C., 1779, established Grant’s Station, Fayette County. John developed salt works on the Licking River. Samuel was killed by Indians in Indiana in 1794. William . . . Map (db m180614) HM
5 Kentucky, Grant County, Williamstown — Veterans Memorial — God — Country - Duty — Honor
World War I April 1917 – November 1918 —————————— The dead speak more eloquently of their deeds that the living every could. —A. Lincoln —————————— Russell Adams • . . . Map (db m180596) WM
6 Kentucky, Grant County, Williamstown — 188 — Williamstown Raid
On Nov. 1, 1864, planning to seize reported large sum of USA money, a Confederate force of 32 under Colonel R. J. Breckinridge, Jr., and Major Theophilus Steele raided the city. Finding money removed, they plundered Tunis’ Store, taking 30 USA . . . Map (db m180616) HM
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Jun. 5, 2023