Pendleton County Cities & Towns - 1879 to 1882

Transcribed from the 1881-82 Kentucky State Gazetteer and Business Directory

Additional information from 1879 was posted with permission from Kentucky Explorer

Reynolds Historical Genealogy Collection

Allen County Public Library, 900 Webster Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46801

Published by R. L. Polk & Co. and A. C. Danser



A post office, small settlement and landing on the Ohio river, sometimes called Stepstone Landing in Pendleton county. 18 miles northeast of Falmouth, the county seat and 180 northeast of Louisville. Butler 8 miles east on the K. C. R.R., is the nearest railroad approach. Population about 40 persons. Ships tobacco, grain and livestock. Mail daily. H. J. Carnes, postmaster.


Business Directory

Fossit S. H., store and hotel

Hobbs & Carnes, store and leaf tobacco

Hutter F. W., blacksmith

Lively A., Justice of Peace



The information and links below are from Bernie Spenser's Northern Kentucky Views Great site with lots of Pendleton county information!

In 1876, the R. L. Polk Company published The Kentucky State Gazetteer and Business Directory, which listed information about virtually every town in Kentucky.  The listings from Pendleton County are these:


An earlier Gazetteer published in Louisville, was George W. Hawes’ Kentucky
State Gazetteer and Business Directory, for 1859 and 1860. 
It's pre-Civil
War, but only has detail on these two towns: