Independence, one of the seats of Kenton county, is located on KY 17 about ten miles south of Covington, the other county seat. Independence was formed with the new county in 1840 and named to mark independence from Campbell county. Independence was incorporated in 1842. Post offices at or near the site were Everetts Creek (1837), Crews Creek (1837-1838), and Bagby (1838-1840), before becoming known as Independence in 1840. The population of Independence in 2010 was 24,757.