A post office of Boone county, on the Covington and Williamstown Turnpike, six miles east from Burlington, the capital of the county, about 60 miles north northeast of Frankfort, and nine miles from Cincinnati.

It contains four churches (Christian, Baptist, Methodist, and Catholic), one academy and district school, one Masonic lodge (Goodfaith, No. 95), four hotels, one druggist, four physicians, one attorney, two magistrates, seven stores, one baker, one brick yard, two milliners, and about 17 mechanical trades.  Population 350.  Post office established about 1820.

Absolom Conner, postmaster.

Business Directory

Andelott, Wm. L carriage and wagon maker
Ashley, E. H. carpenter and builder
Ashley, H. carpenter and builder
Aydelott, G. H. carpenter and builder
Carpenter, Wm. H. planter
Clark, Burnett boot and shoe maker, and dealer
Clegg, David blacksmith
Clore & Swetnam general merchants
Cole, Rev. Ephraim M. pastor of Methodist Church
Connor, Absolom postmaster and grocer
Connor, Miss Frances E. milliner
Connor, Miss Lucy A. milliner
Connor, James L. brick yard proprietor
Connor, Paschal planter and justice of the peace
Corey, John A. physician and surgeon
Craig, Samuel baker and confectioner
Crawford, William M. painter
Duelaney, John J. physician and surgeon
Ferneding, F. J. proprietor, Exchange Hotel and livery stable
Finch & Co. grocers
Fish, Ezra R. general merchant
Fish, T. S. general merchant
Florence Academy N. M. Lloyd, principal
Florence Hotel Arthur McFee, proprietor
Glass, Z. P. physician and surgeon
Glassford, Samuel carriage and wagon maker
Golway, Edward mason and builder
Goodfaith Lodge Masonic, No 95
Goodridge, John planter
Haines, Benjamin painter
Herndon, Elijah carpenter and builder
Jones, D. S. proprietor, Virginia House
Jones, J. T. blacksmith
Lindsay, Samuel druggist
Lloyd, N. M. principal of Hanover [?] Academy
McFee, Arthur proprietor of Florence Hotel
McGlasson, L. carpenter and builder
Mahlman, Charles saddle and harness maker
Oelstner, John blacksmith
Price, Albert planter
Rickoff, John clothing dealer
Scott, S. S. physician and surgeon, and attorney at law
Shotts, D. C. carriage and wagon maker
Stephens, Albert justice of the peace and planter
Sullivan, Joseph painter
Tanner, Joshua planter
Tracy, Thomas S. tailor
Vawter, Elder Phillip Christian Church
Virginia House D. S. Jones, proprietor
Whitaker, Rev. Wm. pastor of Baptist Church
Wilhoit, Milton painter
Williams House Jonathan Williams, Proprietor
Williams, Jonathon proprietor, Williams House
Wilson, Wm. H. mason and builder
Yeager, Aaron planter



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