Trails to the Past

Iowa

Boone County

 

 

 

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The land that now forms Boone and several other Iowa counties was ceded by the Sac and Fox nation to the United States in a treaty signed on October 11, 1842.
On January 13, 1846, the legislative body of the Indiana Territory authorized creation of twelve counties in the Iowa Territory, with general descriptions of their boundaries. Boone County's name referred to Captain Nathan Boone, son of Daniel Boone, an American pioneer who formed the Wilderness Trail and founded the settlement of Boonesborough, Kentucky.
County residents selected Boonesboro as the county seat in 1851. The first building erected in the new settlement was a double log house, to be used as interim county office and courthouse. It was supplemented by a two-story building erected in 1856, then replaced by a three-story building in 1868.
The nearby settlement of Montana was incorporated in 1866, when a railway station was built there. It was renamed to Boone in 1871. It continued to grow, and it annexed the settlement of Boonesboro (which had also been incorporated in 1866) in 1887, thus becoming the county seat.
After the second courthouse became too small for the county's expanding populace, a new building (the present courthouse) replaced it. It was completed in 1917.

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Cities
Beaver
Berkley
Boone
Boxholm
Fraser
Luther
Madrid
Ogden
Woodward
Pilot Mound
Sheldahl
Unincorporated communities
Jordan
Logansport
Mackey
Moingona
Zenorsville
Townships
Amaqua
Beaver
Cass
Colfax
Des Moines
Dodge
Douglas
Garden
Grant
Harrison
Jackson
Marcy
Peoples
Pilot Mound
Union
Worth
Yell

 

Adjacent counties
Dallas County - south
Greene County - west
Hamilton County - north and northeast
Polk County - south and southeast
Story County - east
Webster County - north and northwest

Boone County Court House

 

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