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.
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