Boone County

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Boone County is named for Daniel Boone, who was a frontiersman and who died at the Alamo, Texas.


Created:  March 11, 1847

County Seat: 

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

E – Kanawha County and Raleigh County

S – Wyoming County

W – Logan County and Lincoln County




















Photos taken 2012