Boone County, West Virginia

Courthouse in Boone County, West Virginia

Boone County, in south-central West Virginia (WV), was established in 1847 from parts of Cabell, Logan, and Kanawha counties. Its county seat is at Madison. Boone County was named for Daniel Boone, who lived nearby in the Kanawha Valley from 1789 until 1795. Industry and agricultural for which Boone County is renowned include coal, lumber, tobacco, strawberries, and natural gas. In 2006, fatal mining accidents at Wharton and Uneeda, WV, prompted the state to close all mines in a “safety stand-down.” The and flow northward across the county. As of the 2010 census, the population of Boone County was 24,629.

Cities & Towns in Boone County

Bob White, West Virginia

Irene, West Virginia
Jeffrey, West Virginia
Julian, West Virginia

Nellis, West Virginia
Ottawa, West Virginia
Peytona, West Virginia
Prenter, West Virginia
Racine, West Virginia

Turtle Creek, West Virginia
Twilight, West Virginia
Uneeda, West Virginia
Van, West Virginia
Wharton, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation Facilities

Drawdy Falls Roadside Park
Fork Creek Wildlife Management Area
Little Coal River ATV Trail System
Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial Plaza (Whitesville, WV)

Boone County Historic Landmarks

(Madison, WV)

Regional Information for Boone County, West Virginia

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in Boone County may be found in our guide to travel in the of southern West Virginia, in which Boone County is located.

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