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Boone County
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.

 

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Website Updates:
December 2016
County Records- Original Land Patents, by GT Transcription Team
Obits James B. Persinger and R.B. Oscar, by GT Transcription Team

November 2016
News-Visiting:
Gladys Wall; Dorothy Broeffle; Mabel Clark; Allene Richardson; Lucille Pontius

News-Social:
Alpha Tau Omega Party for the following: Kramer, Bartlett, Logan, Van Dervoort, Way, Tatum, Ware, Stone and Millett

Fraternity Party for following surnames: Hill, Spencer, Bell, Gray, Gens, Caywood, Clayton, Hadden, Kelly, Jefferies, Houx, France and Bright

Dana Press Club Dance

 



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Adjacent Counties
Randolph County (north)
Callaway County (east)
Audrain County (northeast)
Cole County (south)
Moniteau County (southwest)
Cooper County (west)
Howard County (northwest)

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