Verona, Kentucky

Verona is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Boone County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,455 at the 2010 census.[1]

Verona, Kentucky
Location within Boone County and the state of Kentucky
Location within Boone County and the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 38°49′5″N 84°39′38″W / 38.81806°N 84.66056°W / 38.81806; -84.66056Coordinates: 38°49′5″N 84°39′38″W / 38.81806°N 84.66056°W / 38.81806; -84.66056
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyBoone
Area
 • Total12.3 sq mi (31.9 km2)
 • Land12.2 sq mi (31.7 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation
900 ft (300 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,455
 • Density119/sq mi (45.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
41092
Area code(s)859
FIPS code21-79464
GNIS feature ID0506026

HistoryEdit

It has been stated that details regarding the community's settlement and its founders are unknown.[2]

In its earlier times, Verona was "a thriving business community surrounded by farmlands".[2] The community had a building supply store, a blacksmith, a bank, a creamery, grocery stores, a dry goods store, saloons, tobacco shops, a barber shop, a funeral home, a jail and a post office.[2] The community's post office was opened on March 24, 1834, and Verona was incorporated as a city in 1909.[2] The city's incorporation later dissolved when the community's leadership became dormant.[2] The Verona High School was established in 1914.[2]

GeographyEdit

The Verona CDP occupies the southern corner of Boone County, bordered by Interstate 71 to the northwest, by the Gallatin County line to the southwest, and by the Grant County line, following Bullock Pen Creek, to the south. The original hamlet of Verona is located at the intersection of Kentucky Routes 14 and 16, but the CDP includes a larger rural area surrounding the hamlet. It is 6 miles (10 km) northeast along Routes 14/16 to Walton and 27 miles (43 km) north to downtown Cincinnati.Walton has the middle and highschool of Walton Verona, verona has the elementary

According to the United States Census Bureau, Verona has a total area of 12.3 square miles (31.9 km2), of which 12.2 square miles (31.7 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.76%, is water.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Verona CDP, Kentucky". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Tenkotte, P.A.; Claypool, J.C. (2015). The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky. EBSCO ebook academic collection. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 911–912. ISBN 978-0-8131-5996-6. Retrieved September 22, 2018.