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.
We begin by linking (in the Menu Section at the right) the books of one of Boone County's noted citizens, John Uri Lloyd, novelist and chemist [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.
Please bookmark our site; come back and visit as we will be adding information periodically.
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Documents Recently Added
Boone County Historical Society Newsletters
Bullittsburg Baptist Church Highway Marker
Hopeful Lutheran Church Highway Marker
Early Hebron Baseball Team
Dr. Harold Markesbery, "Early Medicine in Boone County"
Lecture at the Historical Society Meeting via YouTube
Betsy Conrad is President of the History Society; Michael Rouse is Vice-President; Pat Yanarella is Secretary and Steve Conrad is Treasurer. Virginia Lainhart, Katie Presnell and Betty Poole are the other Board Members.
May 16 - Thursday 7 PM John Brady Walton on the history of the Boone County Fair
July 18 Annual "Out-and about" Diane E. Whalen, Florence Mayor,
on the city's past, present and future
July 20 - Saturday 10-3 - Boone County Heritage Day at the Museum
September 19 - 7 PM - Judy Clabes former owner of the Boone County Recorder
November 9 - Saturday 10-3 - Honoring Boone County Veterans - Museum
November 21 - 7 PM - Banking in Boone County - Retired bankers talk
December 7 - Saturday 10-3 Historic Burlington Christmas - Museum
[The site is being re-worked for more visitor-friendly use. Bear with us, please]
Time Line, KY, Boone County to 1800
Time Line, KY, Boone County 1801-1860
Native Americans in Boone County, KY
An Indian Account of Big Bone Lick, 1762
The Story of Mary Draper Ingles and the Indians
John Uri Lloyd, The Big Bone Country of KY
Explorers / Pioneers
Daniel Boone at Big Bone Lick
Colonel Cave Johnson, An Early Boone County Settler