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IAGenWeb USGenWeb Boone County is located in central Iowa about 45 miles northwest of Iowa's capital city of Des Moines. Although settlers were known to briefly live in the county as early as 1843, the first permanent settler, Charles Gaston arrived in 1846, the same year Iowa became a state. Boone County was established as a county in 1847, however for a couple of years it remained a part of Polk County for judicial, voting and tax purposes. The county was formally organized in 1849.
New Resources Boone County Team  
1 Oct 2018 Added the 1906 GAR State Encampent to the Military page. 7 Sept 2018 Completed the Bios from "The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men". Iowa Volume. American Biographical Publishing Company. 1878.

5 Sept 2018 - Added 4 year books from Boone High school to Schools page.

24 August, 2018 Started new historical What's New or updated page.

24 August, 2018 Completed Biographies, from the The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men. Iowa Volume. American Biographical Publishing Company. 1878.

Jan Bony
County Coordinator
E-mail: jbony@ochoco.com Welcome to Boone County IAGenWeb project. I live in Vancouver, WA. so I am unable to do any direct research/lookups for you in the county, however, I have many sources to try to help, so feel free to contact me with your questions.

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John Ross, who was born in Boone County, ended his days in Kern County, CA
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