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Boone County Missouri
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Boone County was organized November 16, 1820, from a
portion of the territorial Howard County. The area was then known as
Boone's Lick Country, because of a salt lick which Daniel Boone's sons
used for their stock.
Boone County was settled primarily from the Upper South states of
Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. The settlers brought slaves and
slave-holding with them, and quickly started cultivating crops similar to
those in Middle Tennessee and Kentucky: hemp and tobacco. Boone was one of
several counties settled by Southerners to the north and south of the
Missouri River. Because of its culture and traditions, the area became
known as Little Dixie, and Boone County was at its heart. In 1860 slaves
made up 25 percent or more of the county's population, and Little Dixie
was strongly pro-Confederate during the American Civil War.