Boone County is named for Nathan Boone, who was the son of Daniel Boone an American pioneer who has founded Boonesborough in Kentucky.
Created: January 13, 1846
Boonesboro 1846 – 1891
Boone 1892 – present
County Courthouse – Boone
Location: 201 South State Street / West 2nd Street
Built: 1916 – 1917
Style: Second Renaissance
Architect: Norman T Vorse of Des Moines
Contractor: L H Boyd of Boyd Construction Company of Saint Paul, Minnesota
Description: The building faces east and is a four story stone structure. The east front has eight tall columns rising from the second story to the fourth story with recessed windows in between. The first story has stone blocks with recessed windows. In the interior of the building are marble walls with terrazzo floors.
Note: The first courthouse was built in Boonesboro in 1856 at a cost of $2100. The previous courthouse was constructed by Delos Arnold in 1868 at a cost of $38,000. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $250,000.
E – Story County
W – Greene County
Photos taken 2008