grant's lick

Grants Lick Baptist Church


Yelton's Store in Grants Lick
Edwin Yelton, left, and
Frank Florence
the Store 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, played major league baseball.  His record is here.

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 [1905] - 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


Campbell County Recreation Area, 1965

Gosney's Saloon,
Grants Lick

Oakland School
Clay Ridge Road

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