Boone County Kentucky Historical Society

Some Facts About Walton, KY, 1914

walton advertiser
Published as often as necessary by G. B. Powers
No. 1   walton, kentucky, august, 1914   vol. 1
Some Facts About Walton, KY.
For the edification of those wishing to know about the town of Walton, Kentucky, I take occasion to submit the following:
Walton is not a sleepy little village hid away among the hills, with nothing to boast of but beautiful scenery, but it is a 'regular' town, with a miniature Broadway, electric lights, with houses showing the best of attractions in living and silent drama, a beautiful pike "The High way to Lexington", crosses within the city limits, two railroads, The Louisville & Nashville and the Queen & Crescent accommodating the traveling public with eleven trains daily. The accommodations of these roads are so good, and the rates so low, that we are but a step from Cincinnati, Ohio, nineteen miles away. Many men work in Ludlow, Covington and Cincinnati leave in the morning and return in the evening, securing the mileage for the month for the small sum of $5.00.
Walton, the metropolis of Boone County, bids fair to become a great city, on account of the transportation facilities which it possesses. Two trunk lines and many well made pikes radi­ate in all directions, located as it is on the survey of the Owenton and Dry Ridge Traction Line, with its main terminal in Covington, certainly spells SUCCESS.
     Walton is the highest point between Cincin­nati and Louisville, insuring to its inhabitants good water and pure air.
     Two prosperous banks and a Building and Loan associations lend a helping hand to thosedesiring financial assistance, at a very low rate.
    Two lumber companies, of no small propor­tions, are kept busy supplying our local con­tractors.
   Twelve mercantile establishments in the town do a prosperous business and there is room for more.
    Walton is proud of three magnificent churches; the last one completed at a cost of fifteen thousand dollars.
The High School has the largest attendance of any high school in the county, and its faculty is beyond a doubt the most capable in the State.
Walton is the shipping point for the products of the farms on three pikes leading from seven nearby villages.
When one passes out of the city limits he immediately views the beautiful farm land, grow­ing crops of corn, tobacco, tomatoes and small grain. Here and there orchards of peaches, damsons and apples, laden with their never failing crop, meet the eye in bold relief.
Thoroughbred cattle and horses graze in great numbers on the beautiful blue grass and clover which is a natural growth, always to be relied on.
This is the country for the man who is look­ing for a permanent home and a good invest­ment, a hearty welcome is always extended the man and his family that is worthy and well qualified to live under our code "Fair treatment to all, special privileges to none."
Our Marshall, Police Court and jail are luxuries. In the past thirteen years only one white man has been incarcerated, and then only for a misdemeanor.
The town is local option in its fullest mean­ing, intoxicated men are so seldom seen they appear as curiosities to the younger generation. The day of the "blind tiger" has long ago pass­ed away .and the drunkard of a few years ago is thehome builder of today. Our standard of culture is far beyond any town of equal popu­lation.
Our excellent schools, churches, library and Lyceum Courses are the direct causes of Walton's high standing on the list of progressive Ken­tucky towns.