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: 

We have some recent additions to our site --


We link 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. He was an early teacher in Boone County schools.


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



Betsy R. Conrad is President of the History Society,  

Thomas Schiffer is Vice-President,

Pat Yanarella is Secretary,

Steve Conrad is Treasurer, 

Betty Poole, Ron Buckley, Brent Johansen, Carol Schiffer and Kathy Meyers are the Board Members.


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, Burlington Pike

Meetings are on the third Thursday of the odd-numbered months at 7:00 P.M.


March 15, 2018 - Historian Thomas Schiffer presents:

General George Catlett Marshall, Jr., American Statesman and Soldier.

  Thomas Schiffer has conducted exhaustive research on General Marshall's life and legacy.  Tom, a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Boone County resident, is also an author, gunsmith and steamboat captain.  He also pursues his interest in photography.  Tom serves as Vice President of the Boone County Historical Society, and we are grateful for his love of history as well as his commitment to our organization.  The meeting is free and open to the public.  Please invite your friends and family members to attend this fascinating presentation.


May 17, 2018 - Boone County Historical Society meeting with speaker Hillary Delaney on "U.S. Colored Troops in Boone County in the Civil War."

July 19, 2018 - Boone County Historical Society "Out and About" meeting - location TBA.

September 20, 2018 - Boone County Historical Society meeting with speaker TBA.

November 15, 2018 - Boone County Historical Society meeting with speaker Ron Buckley and his extensive archaeological research on Absalom Graves, early Boone Countian.