Boone County Kentucky Historical Society



Welcome to the Boone County (KY) Historical Society Website!  
[Originated August 2, 2011]


There is a great amount of history in our county that has not been available to the public.  We hope to give some of our county's history a wider audience.  We also hope to attract new members to our Historical Society.


 In the Menu Section at the right:  (65 documents / articles)

We have some recent additions to our site --


We link the books of one of Boone County's noted citizens, John Uri Lloyd, chemist and novelist [19 April 1849 – 9 April 1936].  These books are digitized by Google and may be viewed, or downloaded for future reading.  


 Professor A. M. Yealey's History of Boone County has 45 short and interesting essays about the early years of the county. He was an early teacher in Boone County schools.


Please bookmark our site; come back and visit as we will be adding information periodically. 



Remembering Betsy R. Conrad

Starting with the Boone County Bicentennial preparations in 1995 and continuing with reorganizing the Boone County Historical Society in 1999, Betsy had worked to maintain our society.  She had produced the newsletter six times a year since 1999 and had served as president for the last six years.  Her dedication to our society will be missed.  After a long illness, Betsy passed away on August 7, 2021.


Hillary Delaney is the new president.  A Florence native and proud graduate of Boone County High School.  College took her to Virginia, where she studied journalism and met her husband, Mike.  They moved back to Boone County in 2008, with their two children, Sophie and Colin.  Hillary has worked for the Boone County Library since 2011, and joined the Local History and Genealogy department in 2013.  She has enjoyed every moment of learning and sharing the fascinating history of our area and is looking forward to her role with the Boone County Historical Society. 


Hillary Delaney is President of the History Society,  

Thomas Schiffer is Vice-President,

Pat Yanarella is Secretary,

Steve Conrad is Treasurer, 


Directors are:

Ron Buckley, Brent Johansen, Carol Schiffer and

Ginny Kohl.


Back copies of selected Northern Kentucky Heritage magazines are available at our meetings.  Courtesy of Karl Lietzenmayer and John Boh.



All Programs are at the Main Library, Route 18, Burlington


Meetings are on the third Thursday of the odd-numbered months at 6:30 P.M.

(Please note the new start time.)

Our next meeting will be Thursday, November 18, 2021: Dr. Richard Crisler will present a program on the early development of Boone County.  

No January 2022 meeting.

No February 2022 meeting.

We will soon schedule our meetings for March and May of 2022, bringing you more fascinating and informative presenters sharing elements of Boone County's historic past.


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