Boone County Kentucky Historical Society



Welcome to the Boone County (KY) Historical Society Website!  
[Originated August 2, 2011]


There is a great amount of history in our county that has not been available to the public.  We hope to give some of our county's history a wider audience.  We also hope to attract new members to our Historical Society.


We begin by linking (in the Menu Section at the right) the books of one of Boone County's noted citizens, John Uri Lloyd, novelist and chemist [19 April 1849 – 9 April 1936].  These books are digitized by Google and may be viewed, or downloaded for future reading.  


Professor A. M. Yealey's History of Boone County has 45 short and interesting essays about the early years of the county.


Please bookmark our site; come back and visit as we will be adding information periodically. 




To enlarge any page for easier reading, go to the lower right corner. 



Betsy Conrad is President of the History Society,  

Virginia Lainhart is Vice-President,

Pat Yanarella is Secretary,

Steve Conrad is Treasurer. 

Katie Presnell, Betty Poole and Wilma McMillian are the other Board Member


Back copies of selected Northern Kentucky Heritage magazines are available at our meetings.  Courtesy of Karl Lietzenmayer and John Boh.


Upcoming Events

All Programs are at the Main Library, Burlington Pike


Preserving the Past and Present for the Future
 Thursday May 19th, 7:00 P.M.
  The Boone County Historical Society is pleased to welcome Mary Unterreiner, recently appointed Executive Director of The Boone Conservancy, along with Dave Goehegan, former Executive Director and currently Project Development Associate, as our presenters on May 19.
  The Boone Conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of parks and protection of land with unique or significant recreational, natural, scenic, historical, and/or
cultural value. The Conservancy is dedicated to working with all sectors of the community -- landowners, farmers, businesses, developers, government, and concerned individuals -- who recognize that planning for appropriate land conservation improves the quality of life and increases economic prosperity in Boone County.
  Invite your friends — 7pm Thursday, May 19th, in the Boone County Public Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington.