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Fort Thomas City

Fort Thomas City Hall is located at 130 North Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY 41075; phone: 859-441-1055.

Fort Thomas as Described in 1939 [1]

Fort Thomas is an attractive residential city of secluded streets and landscaped lawns and gardens on a rolling ridge that rises between the Ohio and Licking Rivers. Most of its people are connected with the business and industrial life of the metropolitan area.

In the Covington Waterworks, occupying an extensive area in Fort Thomas, water drawn from the Ohio River is filtered and pumped through supply mains to reservoirs. The reciprocal agreement by which Fort Thomas draws its water supply from the Covington reservoirs in return for the space occupied by the waterworks has been in effect for many years.

A 90-foot water tower, of rough-hewn Kentucky limestone, South Fort Thomas Ave. at the entrance to Fort Thomas Military Reservation, was presented by citizens of Covington, Cincinnati, and Newport as a Spanish-American War Memorial. It commemorates members of the U.S. Infantry who lost their lives in that war and Brigadier General Harry Clay Egbert, colonel of the 6th Infantry during the Cuban campaign, who was killed in action in the Philippines. The two cannons near the tower, excellent specimens of the workmanship of Spanish gunsmiths of the eighteenth century, are trophies of the Cuban campaign.

  1. Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Kentucky, University of Kentucky, Kentucky: A Guide to the Bluegrass State, American Guide Series, Harcourt Brace and Company, New York, 1939.
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