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 Originally known as Gaines Crossroads, the [[towns|town]] established its first post office in [[1815]]. ​ Shortly after the death of [[Abner Gaines]] in [[1840]], the town was renamed Walton. It is one of the oldest settlements in [[Boone County]], and grew to be the largest town in the county in the late 19th century, due to the Covington-Lexington Turnpike and the advent of the [[railroads]]. With the move to interstate travel, [[Florence]] has overtaken Walton as the largest town. Originally known as Gaines Crossroads, the [[towns|town]] established its first post office in [[1815]]. ​ Shortly after the death of [[Abner Gaines]] in [[1840]], the town was renamed Walton. It is one of the oldest settlements in [[Boone County]], and grew to be the largest town in the county in the late 19th century, due to the Covington-Lexington Turnpike and the advent of the [[railroads]]. With the move to interstate travel, [[Florence]] has overtaken Walton as the largest town.
  
-{{ http://bcplfusion.bcpl.org/Repository/2_123_walton,​_ky_from_boone_county_recorder.jpg?​350|An image of early Walton from the Boone County Recorder newspaper}}+<​html>​ 
 +<img alt="​An image of early Walton from the Boone County Recorder newspaper"​ src="​https://bcp.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/​search/​asset/​22955/​0"​ width="​350" align="​right"​ title="​An image of early Walton from the Boone County Recorder newspaper">​ 
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 The town [[Walton Cemetery|cemetery]],​ founded by the [[First Baptist Church of Walton]] is located north of downtown. The town [[Walton Cemetery|cemetery]],​ founded by the [[First Baptist Church of Walton]] is located north of downtown.
  
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   * [[https://​bcp.ent.sirsi.net/​client/​en_US/​history/​search/​results?​qu=walton&​te=ASSET|Browse photographs]] from Walton   * [[https://​bcp.ent.sirsi.net/​client/​en_US/​history/​search/​results?​qu=walton&​te=ASSET|Browse photographs]] from Walton
-  * [[http://bcplfusion.bcpl.org/Repository/1883_Walton_City_map.jpg|1883 Walton City Map]] +  * [[https://bcp.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/​search/​asset/​22789/​0|1883 Walton City Map]] 
-  * //[[http://bcplfusion.bcpl.org/Repository/150thAnniversaryCityOfWalton1840_1990.pdf|150th Anniversary,​ City of Walton, 1840-1990]]//​ +  * //[[https://bcp.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/​search/​asset/​32936/​0|150th Anniversary,​ City of Walton, 1840-1990]]//​ 
-  * //[[http://bcplfusion.bcpl.org/Repository/Walton_Ghost_Walk_2009.pdf|2009 Walton, Kentucky Walking Tour]]// ​+  * //[[https://bcp.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/​search/​asset/​25926/​0|2009 Walton, Kentucky Walking Tour]]// ​
 ===== Related Topics ===== ===== Related Topics =====
   * [[All Saints Catholic Church]]   * [[All Saints Catholic Church]]
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