Kenton County (Ky.)



Kenton County (Ky.)


Located in northern Kentucky along the Ohio River, across from Cincinnati, Ohio, Kenton County has two county seats--Covington and Independence. The county was named for pioneer Simon Kenton (1755–1836).

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USGS GNIS ID: 516905
U.S. Census code: 99117

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Buford family Resided in Organization
Cherry family Resided in Organization
Chiles family Resided in Organization
Prewitt family Resided in Organization
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1802--Artful Billy Location Event
n.d.--Eliza Escapes Location Event
n.d.--Gerry Escapes Location Event
n.d.--Peter Escapes Location Event
n.d.--Tom Escapes Location Event
1855--Family Escape Location Event
1856--Nine Slaves Escape From Near Covington Location Event
1857--Freedom Seeker Caught By F. M. Bess Location Event
1856--Sidney Family Escape Location Event
1847--First of Two Group Escapes Location Event
1858--Walker Family Escape Location Event
1857--Angela and Irwin Broadus Captured Location Event
1858--Two Freedom Seekers Return, Are Caught Location Event
1857--Freedom Seeker Captured Location Event
1857--Three Slaves Attempt Escape Location Event
1864--Freedom Seeker Jailed Location Event
1856--Mass Escape of Fourteen Freedom Seekers Location Event
1857--Six Slaves Escape Across Frozen River Location Event
bef 1842--Mohuley Excluded from Dry Creek Baptist Church Location Event
bef 1842--Sim Excluded from Dry Creek Baptist Church Location Event
n.d.--Rachel Excluded from Dry Creek Baptist Church Location Event