A post village and the capital of Pendleton county, situated on the left bank of Licking river, at the junction with its south branch, and a station on the Kentucky Central Railroad, 60 miles north east from Frankfort, 39 miles from Covington, and about 100 miles from Louisville. It is situated on a beautiful plain and surrounded by heights which command an extensive view,  It has considerable river traffic, and contains a Court House and other county buildings, four churches (Methodist, Baptist, Reformed, and Catholic), one Seminary, one Masonic Lodge (Orion, No. 222), one water flouring and one steam saw mill, four hotels, six general stores, eight attorneys, two magistrates, one baker, one cooper, one milliner, and ten or twelve mechanical trades.  Population 500.  Post office established 1819. George W. Jameson, postmaster.

Business Directory

  Barbee, Rev. J. R. Reformed
  Barton, C. T. boot and shoe maker
  Bradford, Hugh magistrate
  Clark, J. L. harness and saddle maker
  Coyl, P. C. baker and confectioner
  Craigg, F. P. painter
  Curry, J. M. sheriff
  Delany, J. tailor
  Duffe, P. stone and brick mason
  Duncan, C. attorney at law
  Fanthorp --- Catholic priest
  Fitzpatrick, H. A. county attorney
  Foly, J. baker and confectioner
  Gordon, H. boot and shoe maker
  Hanser, S. T. attorney at law
  Hardmon, David cooper
  Hudnalt, J. I. county judge and attorney at law
  Jameson, G. W. postmaster and general store
  Kavanaugh, Rev. W. B. Methodist
  Kenneda, James stone and brick mason
  Kennet, J. N. hotel proprietor
  Lee, R. S. carpenter and builder
  Lightfoot, G. C. hotel proprietor, magistrate, and general store
  Look, Mrs. -- milliner and dress maker
  McCarty, R. surveyor and hotel proprietor
  Moore, T. E. clerk Circuit court
  Murphy, James carpenter and builder
  Newman, H. general store
  Oldham, T. J. general store
  Oneal, Jno.W. ambrotype and daduerrean artist
  Orion Lodge F & A. Masons, No. 222
  Owings, J. C. carpenter and builder
  Perrin, J. W. attorney at law
  Rawlings, J. B. general store and livery stable
  Records, J. E. attorney at law
  Reede, F. G. harness and saddle maker
  Riggs, W. B. surveyor
  Roberts, A. G. attorney at law
  Sharp, Burk, & Co. general store
  Swoope, T. F. attorney at law
  Tomlinson, R. agent Adams Express Co.
  Watson, A. hotel proprietor
  Wick, Wm. painter
  Woodson, W. O. surveyor



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