Boone County, Kentucky

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Boone County
Boone County Courthouse in Burlington
Boone County Courthouse in Burlington
Map of Kentucky highlighting Boone County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°58′N 84°44′W / 38.97°N 84.73°W / 38.97; -84.73
Country United States
State Kentucky
Founded1798
Named forDaniel Boone
SeatBurlington
Largest cityFlorence
Area
 • Total256 sq mi (660 km2)
 • Land246 sq mi (640 km2)
 • Water10 sq mi (30 km2)  3.9%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
131,533
 • Density349/sq mi (135/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.boonecountyky.org

Boone County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 118,811,[1] making it the fourth-most populous county in Kentucky. Its county seat is Burlington.[2] The county was formed in 1798[3] and was named for frontiersman Daniel Boone.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Collins, Lewis (1882). Collins' Historical Sketches of Kentucky: History of Kentucky, Volume 2. Collins & Company. p. 26.
  4. The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. p. 34.