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Boone County, Iowa

Photo: John H. Herman House, ca. 1919, 711 South Story Street, Boone, IA. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. Photographed by user:Dan Breyfogle (own work), 2012, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed July, 2015.

Boone County Photo


The Boone County Courthouse is located at 201 State Street, Boone, IA 50036; phone: 515-433-0561.

Beginnings [1]

Captain Nathan Boone (the county's namesake) traveled through what would become Boone County while exploring the Des Moines River valley in 1835. Boone county was established in 1847 but was not organized until 1849. That same year the first school was established along with the first post office. Boonesboro (the county seat) was established in 1851. The first courthouse was completed in 1857. Boonesboro was renamed Montana in 1865, and renamed Boone in 1871.

  1. JEO Consulting Group for Boone County, Iowa, Comprehensive Development Plan Update, 2007, www.co.boone.ia.us, accessed July, 2015.