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. 



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Documents Recently Added

 Boone County Historical Society Newsletters

 Bullittsburg Baptist Church Highway Marker

 Hopeful Lutheran Church Highway Marker

 Early Hebron Baseball Team

 Dr. Harold Markesbery, "Early Medicine in Boone County"

     Lecture at the Historical Society Meeting via YouTube


Betsy Conrad is President of the History Society;  Michael Rouse is Vice-President; Pat Yanarella is Secretary and Steve Conrad is Treasurer.  Virginia Lainhart, Katie Presnell and Betty Poole are the other Board Members.











   [The site is being re-worked for more visitor-friendly use.  Bear with us, please] 

Time Line, KY, Boone County to 1800

Time Line, KY, Boone County 1801-1860

Native Americans in Boone County, KY

   An Indian Account of Big Bone Lick, 1762 

  The Story of Mary Draper Ingles and the Indians

  John Uri Lloyd, The Big Bone Country of KY

 Explorers / Pioneers

  Daniel Boone at Big Bone Lick

  Colonel Cave Johnson, An Early Boone County Settler