Walton-Verona, KY (Images of America Series)

Overview

Nestled among the rolling hills of southern Boone County, Walton and Verona have existed side by side since the early 19th century. Walton's first post office, known as Gaines Crossroads, was established in 1815 and named after the Abner Gaines family that owned most of the land. Colonel Gaines owned the first stagecoach line on the road between Cincinnati and Lexington, using his sprawling Federal style mansion as a tavern and inn for travelers. Both communities grew after the Louisville and Nashville Railroad ...

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Overview

Nestled among the rolling hills of southern Boone County, Walton and Verona have existed side by side since the early 19th century. Walton's first post office, known as Gaines Crossroads, was established in 1815 and named after the Abner Gaines family that owned most of the land. Colonel Gaines owned the first stagecoach line on the road between Cincinnati and Lexington, using his sprawling Federal style mansion as a tavern and inn for travelers. Both communities grew after the Louisville and Nashville Railroad came through in 1869, and with the addition of the Cincinnati Southern Railroad in 1877, Walton became the largest town in Boone County. Bypassed in growth by its neighbor Florence, Walton spent many years as a small town while Verona remained a farming community-until the two were joined together by the consolidation of their school districts. As Boone Country has become one of the fastest growing counties in Kentucky, both Walton and Verona are growing from their pasts toward a successful future.

The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738566184
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/7/2009
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 1,454,116
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Author Melinda Sartwell is a senior history major at Northern Kentucky University, where she works in the Special Collection and Archives Department as an archival assistant. A resident of Walton since 1997, Sartwell tells the story of Walton and Verona through photographs shared by the community and archival collections.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The Early Years 9

2 A Bustling Economy 17

3 Religious Foundations 55

4 Education 65

5 People 81

6 Around the Community 101

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