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Boone County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1847
Named: For Daniel Boone, whose home was in the Kanawha Valley from 1789 to 1795.
County Seat: Madison



Boone County Genealogical Society. Boone County West Virginia History. Madison, West Virginia, Boone County Genealogical Society, Inc., 1990. 975.439 B724.

Casto, Mitch. Boone County West Virginia: A Chronological Bibliography. Madison, West Virginia, Boone-Madison Public Library, 1994. 975.439 C354.

Osborne, Roger. Land of Yesterday. Dayton, Ohio, Spectrum Printing, 1994. 975.439 O81.

Newspaper Clippings

"1918: Madison's Main Street," Coal Valley News, 2-28-1990.
"1923 Nathan Haddad Men's Shop Photograph," Coal Valley News, 7-13-1988.
"1930: Photograph," Coal Valley News, 4-27-1988.
"1936 Rotarians," Coal Valley News, 11-10-1988.
"1939 Madison Kroger," Coal Valley News, 5-25-1988.
"1953: Pool Dedicated," Coal Valley News, 7-27-1988.
"1969 Madison and Danville Town Council Members," Coal Valley News, 3-30- 1988.
"As Boone County Was, Article III," Coal Valley News, 7-23-1964.
"Back in Time...Flood Scene," Coal Valley News, 2-3-1988.
"Boone County is Being Promoted Through BCHLC Postcards," Logan Banner, 2-26- 1985.
"Boone Courthouse In National Register of Historic Buildings," Coal Valley News, 2-24- 1988.
"Boone Courthouse in National Register of Historic Buildings," Coal Valley News, 2-28- 1990.
"Boone County, WV Facts and Figures," Coal Valley News, 2-28-1990.
"Bridge Disaster in Whitesville," WV Hillbilly, 10-26-1974.
"Camp Fairchance Gives Forgotten Children New Deal," n.p n.d.
"City History Reprinted for Benefit of Students," Coal Valley News, 5-6-1965.
"County's Oldest Structure Now Site of Restaurant," Coal Valley News, 2-27-1991.
"Downtown Madison in 1920.s, " Coal Valley News, 2-10-1988.
"Early history of Boone Co," Coal Valley News, 2-20-1980.
"Eight Boone Fire Departments Here to Protect Life, Property," Coal Valley News, 2-28- 1990.
"First White Men in Boone County Members of Exploring Party," Coal Valley News, 2- 20-1980.
"Historic Site in Coal Town is Destroyed," Charleston Gazette, 3-8-1992.
"Images of Boone County Captured on Postcards," Charleston Daily Mail, 5-29- 1985.
"Images of the Past in Boone County," Charleston Daily Mail, 12-1-1983.
"Jesco White's Wife Says She Loves Him But Won't Go Back," Register-Herald, 4-13- 1998.
"Life on Lick Creek, Recalling a Boone County Community," Goldenseal Magazine, Spring 1996.
"Old Boone County Man Describes Slavery Days in West Virginia," Advertiser, 5-21- 1922.
"Original Odd Fellows Building," Coal Valley News, 3-9-1988.
"Sheets and Hager Grocery," Coal Valley News, 4-20-1988.
"Sherman High School Students Recording Boone County History," Gazette, 2-18- 1987.
"State's Most Famous Coal Man Dies at 90," WV Hillbilly, 3-5-1987.
"The History of Boone County," Coal Valley News, 2-28-1990.
"The Law in '33," Coal Valley News, 7-20-1988.
"Whitesville, Busy Active Community Families Along Coal River," Coal Valley News, 2-28-1990.
"Why Boone County is Named for Daniel," Post-Herald, 11-9-1959.

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