Kenton, a N. county of Kentucky, separated from Ohio by the Ohio river, and bounded E. by Licking river; area, 140 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 36,096, of whom 1,657 were colored. The surface is very uneven, but the soil is fertile. Much of it is laid out in market gardens, whose products are sold in Cincinnati. The Kentucky Central and the Louisville and Cincinnati railroads pass through it. The chief productions in 1870 were 33,564 bushels of wheat, 30,870 of rye, 374,165 of Indian corn, 69,489 of oats, 80,545 of potatoes, 360,983 lbs. of tobacco, 16,538 of wool, 226,128 of butter, and 3,875 tons of hay. There were 2,847 horses, 2,698 milch cows, 2,558 other cattle, 5,598sheep, and 13,838 swine; 2 manufactories of agricultural implements, 7 of brick, 5 of carriages, 9 of cooperage, 2 of cordage and twine, 1 of glass ware, 4 of iron forged and cast, 3 of marble and stone work, 5 of saddlery and harness, 2 of sash, doors, and blinds, 5 of tin, copper, and sheet-iron ware, 9 of tobacco and snuff, 1 of wire work, 4 distilleries, 4 breweries, 1 saw mill, and 2 flour mills.

Capitals, Independence and Covington.