Grant County

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Grant County is named for Samuel Grant (1762-1789), John Grant (1754-1826) or Squire Grant (1764-1833), who were early settlers in Kentucky.

 

Created:  February 12, 1820

County Seat: 

Williamstown  1820 – present

 

County Courthouse – Williamstown 

 

Location:  101 North Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1937 – 1939

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  E C Landberg and G T Landberg

Contractor:  Skinner Brothers of Lexington

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The east front has four high columns supporting the pediment which has a decorative cornice. The main doorway is framed with light brown colored stone. On the center of the roof is a tall white spire with clock at the base and small green dome with a thin upper spire and weather vain. The interior was remodeled in 1976. The architect was McClorey & Savage of Cincinnati, Ohio and the contractor was TCS Contracting of Covington.

 

County Judicial Centre – Williamstown 

 

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Location:  224 South Main Street / Paris Street

Built:  2007 – 2009

Style:  Modern

Architect:  JRA Architects of Louisville

Contractor:  Codell Construction Company of Winchester

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The northwest front has a large porch with four large columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. The center section projects from the main building. On the center of the roof is an octagonal cupola with balustrade and smaller cupola with black colored dome at the top. The roof is sloped. On the south side, there is a one story wing.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Gallatin County, Boone County and Kenton County

E – Pendleton County

S – Harrison CountyScott County and Owen County

W – Owen County and Gallatin County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2012