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Boone County, West Virginia

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Boone County, West Virginia


History
Boone County was formed in 1847 from Kanawha, Cabell, and Logan Counties, Virginia (now West Virginia). The county was named for Daniel Boone. In 1742, while on an exploring trip, John Peter Salley and companions discovered coal near the present day community of Peytona. The discovery of coal has played a vital role in fueling the steel mills and power plants of the United States, and remains the backbone of Boone County's economy. Madison is the county seat, formed in 1906, and derived its name from Colonel William Madison Peyton.[1]

Government Offices
County Courthouse, 206 Court Street, Madison, WV 25130 - Phone: 304-369-7301[2]
County Government Agencies


Geography
The area is part of the Allegheny Plateau. Consisting of mountainous areas with little bottomland. Elevations vary from a low of 660 feet in the north to nearly 3,400 feet in the southeast. The land is heavily forested and rich in mineral resources. The main rivers are the Coal and Little Coal rivers, which flow to the Kanawha River. [3]

Adjacent counties

Kanawha County (north)
Raleigh County (east)
Wyoming County (south)
Logan County (southwest)
Lincoln County (west)[4]

Protected areas

Fork Creek Wildlife Management Area located on 7,000 acres near Nellis, West Virginia.[4]
National Register of Historic Places listings in Boone County, West Virginia

Demographics

Land Area (sq miles): 501.54
Population: 24,629
Median Income: $42,819 [2]

Cities
Andrew / Ashford /Bald Knob / Bandytown / Barrett / Bigson / Bim / Bloomingrose / Blue Pennant / Bob White / Bradley / Brushton / Cameo / Cazy / Clinton / Clothier / Comfort / Coopertown / Danville / Dartmont / Dodson Junction / Easly / Eden / Elk Run Junction / Emmons / Foch / Foster / Fosterville / Garrison / Gordon / Greenview / Grippe / Havana / Hewett / Hopkins Fork / Janie / Jeffrey / Julian / Keith / Kirbyton / Kohlsaat / Lanta / Lindytown / Low Gap / Madison (County Seat) / Manila / Marnie / Marthatown / Maxine / Milltown / Morrisvale / Nellis / Nelson / Orgas / Ottawa / Peytona / Pondco / Powell Creek / Prenter / Price Hill / Quinland / Racine / Ramage / Ridgeview / Rumble / Saxon / Secoal / Seth / Sharlow / South Madison / Sylvester / Turtle Creek / Twilight / Uneeda / Van / Washington Heights / Wharton / Williams Mountain / Whitesville [2]

Formed From
Kanawha, Cabell, and Logan Counties, Virginia

Resources

Boone County West Virginia on WVGenWeb
Boone County on West Virginia Archives and History
Boone County on Wikepedia
Boone County on FamilySearch

Census

2000 United States Census,there were 25,535 people, 10,291 households, and 7,460 families residing in the county.[4]
2010 United States Census, there were 24,629 people, 9,928 households, and 7,014 families residing in the county.[4]

Notables

Land Grants

Cemeteries of Boone County on WikiTree


Sources

  1. 'The History of Boone County" Boone County Community and Economic Development Corp. copyright 2013. (accessed 25 June 2017) [1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Barbour County, West Virginia"-West Virginia Counties-West Virginia.gov online resources Copyright © 2017 [2](acsessed 22 June 2017)
  3. Adkins, John E. "Boone County." e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia. 31 May 2013. Web. (accessed 25 June 2017). [3]
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Wikipedia contributors. Boone County, West Virginia [Internet]. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia; 2017 Jun 23, 20:53 UTC (cited 2017 Jun 25). {https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Boone_County,_West_Virginia&oldid=787167119]




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