Walton in 1889
We reached Walton about nine o’clock, and having an hour to wait on the train, we took in the town. Walton is growing. It has an activity about it which is uncommon with towns of its size. There is no boom, however. Its growth is but a natural consequence of its surroundings. It is a railroad town – the junction of the great Cincinnati Southern with the Louisville and Nashville. It can not help growing. Every street is ornamented with neat, new cottages here and there, and now and then a very fine suburban residence, and notably among the latter is that of T. F. Curley, which is just being finished. A bank has been organized here with a capital stock of $50,000 and will commence business about the first of February next in its new building of Cleveland pressed brick, on Main street. Walton is a very rich agricultural district, and there is every reason why a bank should do well. With three tobacco warehouses whose united capacity is over 4,000,000 pounds, a large flouring mill, three stores doing business from $30,000 to $90,000 annually, and one of the best schools in the county, the citizens of Walton have no cause to complain.
from the Boone County Recorder, November 20, 1889