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Grant County, Kentucky Facts

When was Grant County, KY Created?
Grant County was created on February 12, 1820 from Pendleton County. Currently the county was named in honor of Samuel Grant (1762–1789 or 1794), John Grant (1754–1826), and Squire Grant (1764–1833), three of the county's earliest settlers .

What is the County Seat of Grant County, KY?
The County Seat is located in Williamstown additionally, the county government website is grantcounty.ky.gov

What counties are adjacent to Grant County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Boone County (north), Kenton County (northeast), Pendleton County (east), Harrison County (southeast), Scott County (south), Owen County (west), Gallatin County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Grant County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Corinth, Crittenden, Dry Ridge, Williamstown.


Grant County, KY Vital Records

Where can find Grant County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Grant County vital records can be found at the Kentucky Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has copies for of birth & deathe certificates (1911 - present), marriage licenses & divorce decrees (since June 1958). There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Kentucky for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Grant County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth CertificateMarriage / Divorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives contains birth and death records for the cities of Louisville, Lexington, Covington and Newport, which introduced records laws before 1911. The Archives also offers birth and death records before to 1911 and 1911-1957 death records for the entire state.


Grant County, KY Census Records

What Grant County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Grant County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Grant Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Grant Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Grant Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Grant Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. One can find free down loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Kentucky Census Records Research Guide


Grant County, KY Courthouse and Government Records


Grant County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Grant County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Grant County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Kentucky Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Grant County Clerk has three main responsibilities. One is the recording of Land records (the most common documents recorded are deeds, mortgage releases, entries, warrants, surveys, mortgages, assignments, and indexes), Probate records (may include such documents as wills, estates, letters of administration, administrators, executors, probate journals, probate packets, inventories, settlements, sales, accounts, guardianship, orphans, insolvent estates, bastardy, apprentices, insanity and adoptions) and Marriage Liscenses
    • Address: 107 North Main Street, Williamstown, KY, 41097
    • Phone: (859) 824-3321
    • Marriage Records: 1820 
    • Land Records: 1820
    • Probate Records: 1820
  • Grant County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Grant County Judicial Center, 224 S. Main St., Williamstown, KY 41097
    • Phone: (859) 824-4467
    • Court Records: 1820
  • Grant County Tax Information and Contacts. Some early tax schedules list watercourse, value and acreage of real estate, men over age twenty-one, young men between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one, slaves, and horses.
  • Grant County Elected Officials (ky.gov)
  • Will/Probate Record Request Form
  • BLM Land Records
  • Grant County USGenWeb Archives Project

Grant County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Grant County, KY?
A list of Grant County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kentucky Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Grant County, KY Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Grant County, KY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Grant County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another.

Grant Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Grant Co. KY Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Grant Co. KY General and History Websites

Grant Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Grant Co. KY Military Records

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