Grants Lick Baptist Church
|Yelton's Store in Grants Lick|
| Edwin Yelton, left, and
| Mark Yelton in front
of the store
Grants Lick First Grade, 1955
In 1890, “The entire business of Cincinnati, Newport and Covington was nothing compared with the salt business at Grant’s Lick.” More here.
William Lee “Smokey” Hobbs, born in Grants Lick,
|Mrs. J. B. Smith's History of Grant's Lick is here. (pdf)||Margaret Strebel Hartman's History of Grant
and His Salt Works is here. (pdf)
|“Newport, Ky. Jan. 31  - There was intense excitement in the farming community between Grants Lick and Claryville, Campbell County, owing to a rich oil strike on the farm of Henry Higginbotham.” from the Warsaw Independent, February 4, 1905.||“To Blacksmiths: A good blacksmith is wanted and would receive great encouragement in the neighborhood of Grant's Lick. An applicant may call upon Jesse Yelton, or indeed, any one of the vicinity who will give any information required.” from the North Kentuckian, January 26, 1837.|
|“Mr. F. M. Gosney, of Newport, Ky., is running a daily omnibus from this place [Grant's Lick] to Newport which is a great accommodation to this part of the country. Bus leaves Grant's Lick at 5:45 a.m., and arrives in Newport at 9:30 a.m., leaves Newport at 3 o'clock p.m., arrives at Grant's Lick 7:30 p.m. daily except Sundays.” The Kentucky State Journal, from Newport, May 26, 1887|
|“Newport, Ky., - May 26. - Phillips' creek at Grant Lick [sic], 25 miles south of Newport, turned loose and carried away s bridge and several hundred logs, the property of Coleman Gosney, of that place, and also endangered his saw mill. One of two barns in the neighborhood and several head of cattle were reported as having been carried away.” from the Hickman Courier, May 30, 1902|
“Mr. William Gosney, of Grant's Lick, Campbell county, has in his possession a madstone which is said to be a certain cure for hydrophobia. Fifteen cases have been cured by application of this stone.” Courier-Journal, November 22, 1875
Wm S. Grant's slave Frank ran away, and there's a $50 reward for his capture, here.
When reading these types of stories, note they usually include injuries, scars, and/or maiming that the slave had been subjected to.
Campbell County Recreation Area, 1965