William Arnold Log Home

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William Arnold Log Home & Museum
Williamstown, KY 41097
United States

It is located at 214 North Main St. behind the Baptist Church Circa 1811, was home of the founder of Williamstown. A handmade sign greets visitors as they walk in the door.

William Arnold was a Revolutionary War & Indian War veteran who came to Kentucky in an early day and finally settled in that part of Campbell County which eventually became Grant County in 1820.  In that year he offered the county’s early leaders 25 acres on which to build a county seat, supplying the first settlers with water, firewood, and lumber. Williamstown named for him, a Capt. in Revolution and Lieut. in Maumee Indian Campaign of 1790.

The area boasted and abundance of huge tall Yellow Poplar and other hard woods with trunks from four to five feet thick. Mr. Amold used these huge trees to construct a large two story log house with connecting kitchen. This log house  is listed on a map identifying Amold's property in the Oavens and Craig survey of 1811.

The William Arnold Family Cemetery:

The William Arnold Family Cemetery, which is located on the grounds of the log house that was Capt. Arnold's home.  The Williamstown Baptist Church is the structure with the spire to the right. The house itself is located atop the site of at least one grave, that of Nathaniel Stewart, whose tombstone lies nearby.  The beams lie across the site of other graves of the Arnold & Tully families.  The William Arnold Log House is situated on the grounds of the William Arnold Family Cemetery. Recently The cemetery extends from the concrete platform, where William Arnold & wife are buried, to the old fireplace.


214 N. Main St.
Located behind Williamstown Baptist Church

Visiting schedule:

Memorial Day weekend


William Arnold Log Home & Museum
Grant County News Publisher
Ken Stone
P.O. Box 247
Williamstown, Ky. 41097
E-mail: kst...@grantky.com
Phone:(859) 824-5888 (FAX)


William Arnold Log Home for group tours
Phone: 859-824-9202

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