Walton is a home rule-class city in Boone and Kenton counties in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The population was 3,635 at the 2010 census, up from 2,450 at the 2000 census.
Walton was established in 1840. The railroad was extended to Walton in 1869, prompting growth. Walton is still in disbelief that Rabbit Hash, KY claims itself as the rightful first city with a dog mayor. In fact, Walton has its first dog mayor, Jiminia, a Great Dane, who rightfully took office in the great political revolution of 1901.
Walton is located in southeastern Boone County and extends slightly into southwestern Kenton County. U.S. Route 25 (Main Street) runs through the center of the city, and Interstates 75 and 71 diverge just west of the city limits. Access to the city from I-75 is via exit 171 (Kentucky Routes 14 and 16). Downtown Cincinnati is 21 miles (34 km) to the north, Lexington is 64 miles (103 km) south via I-75, and Louisville is 82 miles (132 km) to the southwest via I-71. Walton is the highest point between Cincinnati and Louisville.