About Williamstown

Come grow with us is our motto on the City Crest but more than that it is an invitation to businesses and families to consider us for establishing roots.  With our pro-business, pro-family environment, we could be what you are looking for!

Williamstown's easy access to Interstate 75 make businesses easily reached by employees, customers and suppliers.  The City offers excellent and well-established municipal services to all residents and business owners.

History Is a Part of Our Future 
Williamstown was founded in 1820 by Captain William Arnold, a Revolutionary War Soldier.  He donated land he received for his military service to the newly formed Grant County for public buildings.  William Arnold's home has a previewing every Friday.  Its current location on US 25 greets northbound travelers as they enter downtown.  The Grant County Justice Center is located in the downtown district. Williamstown is also home to the future Ark Encounter and Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North.

Community Oriented
Also within the Williamstown City Building is the Williamstown Senior Center offering programs, services and companionship for older residents.  Yearly festivals and planned events help bring families and residents together.

Known as a Playful City
Williamstown is known as a Playful City USA.  The City prides itself on promoting healthy and active lifestyles for all residents.  All City parks are open from dawn until 10:00 p.m. 
Williamstown Lake is a 330 acre water reservoir and recreational open to the public for fishing and boating.  The Williamstown Marina is open to the public April - September.
Williamstown will also be home to the Ark Encounter which is a one-of-a-kind historically themed attraction.  It will present a number of historical events centered on a full-size, all-wood Ark, which should become the largest timber-frame structure in the USA.

Educating Tomorrow's Future
Williamstown Independent School District has been a part of Williamstown's history.  It offers academic, art, athletic and music programs to the young residents of Williamstown.  Small classrooms and parental involvement give students the support and encouragement they need. 
Northern Kentucky University Grant County Campus introduces students to college life and gives students the opportunity to start college close to home.