Grant County is Northern Kentucky’s southernmost state and is in the news of late due to the massive Ark Encounter that was built in 2016 by Answers in Genesis, the same entity that owns the Creation Museum in Boone County. Other attractions include the Williamstown Family Fun Park, parks and golf courses.
The county was established in 1820, and Williamstown is its county seat. Lakes, streams, ridges and rolling hills present ample natural beauty as the setting for Grant’s cultural, educational, recreational, outdoors and business opportunities.
Some of the county’s notable sites include the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Sherman Tavern, the early 19th century William Arnold Log Cabin that was once the home of Williamstown’s founder, and Rice Chapel, which was used by the county’s African American community.
Estimated 2018 Population: 24,779
No. of households: 8,327
Median household income: $44,191
Chamber of Commerce: Grant County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development; grantcommerce.com
County Seat: Williamstown, Mayor Rick Skinner
Judge-Executive: Stephen P. Wood; grantcounty.ky.gov
Economic Development Authority: Grant County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development; grantcommerce.com