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 ====== Transportation In Boone County ====== ====== Transportation In Boone County ======
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 By Margaret Warminski By Margaret Warminski
  
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 In its earliest days, [[Boone County]] prospered largely because of the [[Ohio River]] that forms its northern and western boundaries. ​ Riverboats carried farm produce upriver to Cincinnati, [[ferries]] offered trans-river access to cities in Ohio and Indiana, and [[steamboats]] brought goods, passengers and newspapers to Boone County river towns from as far away as Pittsburgh and New Orleans. ​ Since Kentucky owned the Ohio River to the low water mark of the opposite shore, all Ohio River ferries were under Kentucky jurisdiction. ​ All ferry bonds were issued in Kentucky, and Boone County ferries were registered at the Boone County Courthouse. ​ At one time there were six major ferry crossings to the opposite shores of Ohio and Indiana and at least as many shipping points with warehouses. ​ The c.[[1817]] [[Anderson Ferry]] at [[Constance]],​ along the county’s northern river edge, has been in continuous year-round operation for almost 200 years and is today one of only three full-time ferry operations remaining along the entire length of the Ohio River. In its earliest days, [[Boone County]] prospered largely because of the [[Ohio River]] that forms its northern and western boundaries. ​ Riverboats carried farm produce upriver to Cincinnati, [[ferries]] offered trans-river access to cities in Ohio and Indiana, and [[steamboats]] brought goods, passengers and newspapers to Boone County river towns from as far away as Pittsburgh and New Orleans. ​ Since Kentucky owned the Ohio River to the low water mark of the opposite shore, all Ohio River ferries were under Kentucky jurisdiction. ​ All ferry bonds were issued in Kentucky, and Boone County ferries were registered at the Boone County Courthouse. ​ At one time there were six major ferry crossings to the opposite shores of Ohio and Indiana and at least as many shipping points with warehouses. ​ The c.[[1817]] [[Anderson Ferry]] at [[Constance]],​ along the county’s northern river edge, has been in continuous year-round operation for almost 200 years and is today one of only three full-time ferry operations remaining along the entire length of the Ohio River.
  
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 Following the [[Civil War]], [[railroads|rail lines]] connected southern Boone County with the outside world. ​ The Kentucky Central Railroad, later acquired by the Louisville & Nashville, laid trackage across southeastern Boone in the late [[1860s]], serving Walton and Verona. In the mid-[[1870s]],​ the Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific, later part of the Southern system, laid tracks parallel to the Dry Ridge Divide, stopping at Walton and Richwood. ​ Goods shipped by rail were then delivered by wagon to interior towns. Following the [[Civil War]], [[railroads|rail lines]] connected southern Boone County with the outside world. ​ The Kentucky Central Railroad, later acquired by the Louisville & Nashville, laid trackage across southeastern Boone in the late [[1860s]], serving Walton and Verona. In the mid-[[1870s]],​ the Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific, later part of the Southern system, laid tracks parallel to the Dry Ridge Divide, stopping at Walton and Richwood. ​ Goods shipped by rail were then delivered by wagon to interior towns.
  
-  * [[Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport|Airport]]+  * [[cincinnati_northern_kentucky_international_airport|Greater ​Cincinnati Airport ​(CVG)]]
   * [[Ferries]]   * [[Ferries]]
   * [[Railroads]]   * [[Railroads]]
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 ===== More Information ===== ===== More Information =====
-  * //​[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​TRN.Notes_on_Indian_Trails.__2009.pdf|Notes on Indian Trails ​of Kentucky]]//​ +  * //​[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​TRN_Notes_on_Indian_Trails_2009.pdf|Notes on Indian Trails ​in Kentucky]]//​
 ===== Related Topics ===== ===== Related Topics =====
   * [[Air Disasters in Boone County]] ​   * [[Air Disasters in Boone County]] ​
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