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Boone County, West Virginia


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Boone County Courthouse is located at 206 Court Street, Madison WV 25130; phone: 304-369-1106.

Beginnings [1]

Founded in 1847 from parts of Kanawha, Cabell, and Logan Counties, and named for Daniel Boone, the noted frontiersman who resided for a time in the 1790's in Kanawha County, Boone County's formative events are linked to, among others, one St. Clair Ballard. Ballard's mother was rescued from the Indians by Boone, and it was this even which influenced Ballard to select Boone's name for the new county. The present courthouse is the second at the county seat of Madison, a community incorporated in 1906 at the junction of Pond Fork and Spruce Fork which forms the Little Coal River.

  1. Collins, Rodney S., West Virginia Department of Culture and History, Boone County West Virginia Courthouse, nomination document, 1980, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.

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