“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Walton in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Abner Gaines House

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Inscription.  In 1790s Abner Gaines built this Federal-style mansion and became owner of first stage line between Lexington and Cincinnati, 1818. House used as inn and stagecoach stop. It has 3 stairways and 10 carved mantels. Abner’s son, John P. Gaines, was appointed governor of Oregon Territory in 1850. House listed on National Register of Historic Places, 1980.
Erected 1985 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1765.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 38° 53.031′ N, 84° 36.472′ W. Marker was near Walton, Kentucky, in Boone County. Marker was on Old Nicholson Road north of Main Street (U.S. 25), on the right when traveling north. It was across the street from the house, at the turnaround. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 150 Old Nicholson Rd, Walton KY 41094, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Skirmish at Snow’s Pond (approx. 1.4 miles away); Walton CCC Camp Bean Ridge
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By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
2. Abner Gaines House
(approx. 1˝ miles away); Richwood Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Major John P. Gaines (approx. 3 miles away); Boone County, 1798 (approx. 4 miles away); County Named, 1840 (approx. 5.3 miles away); An Indian Massacre (approx. 6.6 miles away); John Hunt Morgan Escape Route (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walton.
More about this marker. If marker was knocked down, it may be stored on the site until it can be repaired. A photograph of it in storage would make a great addition to this page.
Also see . . .  Abner Gaines House. Article by Robin Edwards in “Gaines built a striking new house in ca. 1814, which is preserved today as the Gaines Tavern History Center. This Federal style house has 3 stairways and 10 carved mantels. Gaines also became the proprietor of the first stagecoach line that carried mail and passengers between Cincinnati and Lexington; a thirty-four hour trip in 1818. Gaines was a Boone County Justice from 1805 to 1817, at which time he was appointed Sheriff.” (Submitted on July 1, 2019.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 87 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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