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Boone County

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Formed in 1847 from parts of Kanawha, Cabell and Logan Counties. Named for Daniel Boone, noted hunter and explorer, whose home was in the great Kanawha Valley from 1789 to 1795. In 1791, he was a member of the Virginia Assembly from Kanawha County.

County Seat: Madison, WV
Population: 25,535 (2000 Census)
Boone County Profile

Lodging: Boone County Hotels


Topo Map:
Boone County, WV

Tiger Map:
Boone County, WV

Coal cars in CSX railyard in Danville, WV, circa 1970s

Cities and Towns

Danville, WV
Madison, WV
Whitesville, WV


Temperature Mean Annual Average: 54 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 42 (Degrees F) -- Low 21 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 86 (Degrees F) -- Low 63 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 3.03 inches -- July: 5.29 (inches) -- Annual: 45.8 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

25-35 inches

Boone County Weather Forecast

Additional Sources of Information


West Virginia Geological Survey: Boone County