A post village of Kenton county, and a station on the Central Railroad, situated on the Licking river, in the extreme northern part of the State, 6 miles from Independence, the capital of the county, 99 miles north north-east from Frankfort, and 15 miles from Covington.

It contains a Baptist church, three general stores, one flouring mill, two hotels, one magistrate, two physicians, one blacksmith, one beef and pork packer, one broom manufactuer, one painter, one plow maker, one surveyor, two tobacconists, and several resident planters. Population 200. Post office established 1853.

G. G. Watson, postmaster

Business Directory

Adams, William general merchant and planter
Caldwell, A. planter
Canton House T. Sanders, proprietor
Casey, B. F. blacksmith and plow maker
Hodges, M. L. general merchant
Mann, S. T. planter
Mann, S. T. tobacco, cigars, etc.
McQuestion, R. agricultural implement manufacturer
McQuestion, R. water flouring mill proprietor
Mulky, John painter
Pond, Rev. David pastor of Mount Vernon Baptist church
Sanders, T. Canton House proprietor and justice of peace
Sanders, C. T. planter
Stuart, L. planter
Taber, William S. surveyor and civil engineer
Threlkeld, William beef and pork packer and dealer
Threlkeld, William physician and surgeon
Topp, W. physician and surgeon
Watson, G. G. postmaster and general merchant
Winston, Joseph planter
Zeltion, C. broom manufacturer



From George W. Hawes’ Kentucky State Gazetteer and Business Directory, for 1859 and 1860