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Grant County, Kentucky

US county information
NameGrant County
US Area
Total Area260.79 sq mi (675.4 km2)
Land Area259.93 sq mi (673.2 km2)
Water Area0.86 sq mi (2.2 km2)
Population22384 (2000)
Density33.2/km2 (86/sq mi)
Named forSamuel Grant (1762 1789 or 1794), John Grant  (1754 1826), and / or Squire Grant (1764 1833), early settlers of Kentucky
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1820. As of 2000, the population was 22,384. Its county seat is Williamstown . The county is named for Colonel John Grant.

Grant County is a limited dry county, meaning that sale of alcohol in the county is prohibited, except in Crittenden, Corinth, Dry Ridge and Williamstown, where it is legal by the drink in restaurants seating at least 100 diners and deriving at least 70% of total sales from food.

The Grant County News, established in 1906 and published in Williamstown, is preserved on microfilm by the University of Kentucky Libraries. The microfilm holdings are listed in a master negative database on the UK Libraries Preservation and Digital Programs website.

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