Place:Boone, West Virginia, United States

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Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,629. Its county seat is Madison. Boone County was formed in 1847 from parts of Kanawha, Cabell, and Logan Counties and named for Daniel Boone, noted hunter and explorer, whose home was in the Great Kanawha Valley from 1789 to 1795.

Boone County is part of the Charleston, WV metropolitan area, which had a 2010 population of 225,954.

Leading industries and chief agricultural products in Boone County include coal, lumber, natural gas, tobacco, and strawberries.

On February 1, 2006, two fatal mining accidents occurred in the communities of Uneeda and Wharton in Boone County. These two deaths with the addition of January's Sago Mine disaster and the Aracoma Alma Mine disaster caused West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin to close all of West Virginia's mines in a "mine safety stand-down."

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Date Event Source
1847 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1847 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1863 Effective date for move from Virginia to West Virginia Source:Wikipedia
1865 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1865 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1865 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1865 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 3,237
1860 4,840
1870 4,553
1880 5,824
1890 6,885
1900 8,194
1910 10,331
1920 15,319
1930 24,586
1940 28,556
1950 33,173
1960 28,764
1970 25,118
1980 30,447
1990 25,870

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Boone County, Virginia was established in 1847, from portions of Kanawha, Cabell and Logan Counties. It became part of West Virginia when it achieved statehood in 1863.


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