Colonel Abner Gaines House (Walton, Ky.)



Colonel Abner Gaines House (Walton, Ky.)

Alternate name

Gaines Tavern Building (Walton, Ky.)


Historic Status: National Register of Historic Places
Floor Plan: Center Passage
The Gaines Tavern History Center is home to the Abner Gaines House, built around 1814. The Federal style home belonged to Colonel Abner Gaines and his family. Gaines operated a tavern here on what became a common stopover point on the Covington-Lexington Turnpike.
The house remained in the Gaines family until after the Civil War. Since then it has been a private residence (owned by the Cleek family) and an antique store. It is now a museum operated by the City of Walton.
The house was added to the National Register in 1980.

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Construction Date: 1814


Kentucky Historic Resources Inventory designation: BE 350
National Register reference number: 80001483
National Archives identifier: 123849310

Full address

150 Old Walton-Nicholson Road

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Target coordinates

689692.607 m
4308660.245 m

Bibliographic citation

Historic Structures of Boone County, page 86
Survey of Historic Sites, pages 71-72


Item sets

Colonel Abner Gaines House 1 Colonel Abner Gaines House 2 Gaines Tavern

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Gaines family Has site Organization
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Gaines, Abner Related resource Person
Reid, Archibald Related resource Person
1880--Charles Smith Accused of Arson and Lynched Related resource Event