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 ====== Walton ====== ====== Walton ======
-Originally known as Gaines Crossroads, the [[towns|town]] established ​it'​s ​first post office in [[1815]]. ​ Shortly after the death of [[Abner Gaines]] in [[1840]], the town was renamed Walton. It is one of the oldest settlements in [[Boone County]], and grew to be the largest town in the county in the late 19th century, due to the Covington-Lexington Turnpike and the advent of the [[railroads]]. {{ http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​2_123_walton,​_ky_from_boone_county_recorder.jpg?​300|An image of early Walton from the Boone County Recorder newspaper}} With the move to interstate travel, [[Florence]] has overtaken Walton as the largest town.+Originally known as Gaines Crossroads, the [[towns|town]] established ​its first post office in [[1815]]. ​ Shortly after the death of [[Abner Gaines]] in [[1840]], the town was renamed Walton. It is one of the oldest settlements in [[Boone County]], and grew to be the largest town in the county in the late 19th century, due to the Covington-Lexington Turnpike and the advent of the [[railroads]]. {{ http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​2_123_walton,​_ky_from_boone_county_recorder.jpg?​300|An image of early Walton from the Boone County Recorder newspaper}} With the move to interstate travel, [[Florence]] has overtaken Walton as the largest town.
  
 The town [[Walton Cemetery|cemetery]],​ founded by the [[First Baptist Church of Walton]] is located north of downtown. The town [[Walton Cemetery|cemetery]],​ founded by the [[First Baptist Church of Walton]] is located north of downtown.
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   * [[Percival Hotel]]   * [[Percival Hotel]]
   * [[Phoenix Hotel]]   * [[Phoenix Hotel]]
 +  * [[skirmish_at_snow_s_pond|Skirmish at Snow's Pond]]
   * [[Walton Graded School]]   * [[Walton Graded School]]
   * [[Walton Opera House]]   * [[Walton Opera House]]
walton.txt · Last modified: 2013/10/11 10:05 by kmullikin