Boone County is named for Daniel Boone, who was a frontiersman and who died at the Alamo, Texas.
Created: March 11, 1847
Madison 1847 – present
County Courthouse – Madison
Location: 200 State Street / Avenue C
Built: 1917 – 1921
Style: Neo-Classical Revival and Beaux Arts style
Architect: Harry Rus Warne of Charleston
Contractor: Logan Construction Company
Description: The building faces west and is a three story Indiana limestone structure. The west front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the third story. A wide cornice runs below thw third story. North and south sections project from the main building. On the center of the roof is a large open cupola with gold dome. The roof line is flat.
Note: The construction bid was awarded to Minotti and Bennett and they assigned the contract to Logan Construction Company. The contract for excavating the basement was awarded to P Q Shrake & Son.
Note: The previous courthouse was built in 1865.
N – Kanawha County
S – Wyoming County
Photos taken 2012