Walton, 1876


The best body of land that I came across in my travels is that known as the Richwood Station, being two or three miles northwest of Walton, in Boone county.  The land is very fertile and productive, though considerably broken.  Prices range from $50 to $100 per acre.  I thin, however, that the land lying between Florence and Walton, along the Lexington Pike, is much leveler and more desirable for residences.  Passing through Walton, I cannot forbear saying a few words on its behalf.  Walton is situated at the junction of the Lexington Pike and Short Line R. R., about 19 miles from Covington buy the Pike, not so far by the R. R.   Walton has improved rapidly since the railroad commenced running.  Mr. A. J. Whipps, formerly of Covington, has established a large tobacco warehouse, and appears to be doing an extensive business.  Mr. L. N. Norman keeps an excellent assortment of goods and groceries.  There is also a large carriage manufacturing and livery stables, taverns, saloons, and grocery stores.  Walton is an active, go-ahead place, proving conclusively that railroads aid materially to the advancement and prosperity of inland towns.  I wish our legislature had been able to see the thing in this light.  [The piece is signed, "A.D.T."]


from the Covington Journal, June 4, 1870