Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer

Walton, Kentucky

Walton is a Boone county city, extending into Kenton county, on US 25 about 14 miles southeast of Burlington. Walton was incorporated in 1854. A Gaines post office opened in 1815, was renamed Gaines Cross Roads in 1823, and was renamed again as Walton in 1840. The Gaines name may have come from a local carpenter. Gaines and Walton were both rail stations on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and the Cincinnati Southern Railroad. The population in 2010 was 3,635.

The circa 1814 Abner Gaines House, also known as the Gaines Tavern, is located in Walton. Gaines operated an early stage line between Cincinnati and Lexington.

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