About Kenton County
Kenton county, named after General Simon Kenton, was formed in 1840. It is
located in the northern Kentucky area and covers 165 square miles.
Neighboring counties are
Hamilton Co, OH to the north,
Campbell Co, KY
to the east, Pendleton Co, KY to
the southeast, Boone Co, KY
to the west, and Grant Co, KY
to the southwest.
Kenton County has two county seats - Covington, which is located on the banks of the
Ohio River directly across from Cincinnati, Ohio, and Independence, which is located
on KY 17 about ten miles south of Covington. Independence was formed in 1840 and named
to mark independence from Campbell county. Earlier post offices at or near the site
were Everetts Creek (1837), Crews Creek (1837-1838), and Bagby (1838-1840).
Kenton county's population has grown to almost 9 times what is was during the 1850
census. Much of the current population resides in the northern half of the county while
the southern half is mostly rural.
More local history for the county as well as individual cities and
towns can be found at the Community
History Project at the Kenton Co. Library and at KentonCounty.org.
Early Kenton Countians
The families listed here were some of the earliest in the area,
many before Kenton's 1840 founding. To submit info on your family
stop by here.
Mann Family by David Mann
Surnames: Timberlake,Griffith, Tarvin, Adams, Crisler,Taylor,
Stevens and Muirhead
The Martin Family
submitted by Bill Martin
The Winston Family by Glenn Winston
SURNAMES: Adams, Allen, Asbury, Bittle, Boone, Clark, Fowler, Grant,
Grosvenor, Holliday, Horsfall, Hughes, Lawton, Lemond(Lamond), Marshall,
Martin, Mayo, Moon, Moseby(Mosby), Noble, Seitner, Sellars, Simmons,
Smith, Stevenson, Sweeney, Watts, Wilson, Winston
Drew, born 1837
submitted by Cindy
Armstrong & wife Martha, md. 1832
submitted by Patrick
submitted by Jason