Origin of the Library's Name
- Boone County was created in 1820 out of the territory of Howard in the area known as the "Boon’s Lick Country” from a salt spring worked by Daniel Boone’s sons. The Daniel Boone Regional Library was named when the regional library system formed in 1959. The name was suggested by a patron, Mrs. Ruby Hulen of Sturgeon. The library does not have any special archival material pertaining to the Boone family.
- Biography Resource Center
Biographical information from many sources including the Dictionary of American Biography and the Encyclopedia of World Biography.
Provides a full length video from the Biography Channel and a printable biography.
- Chronology of his life
From “Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer” by John Mack Faragher.
- Daniel Boone’s Birthplace
Information on the Boone family’s years in Pennsylvania and other links of interest provided by the Historical Society of Berks County.
- The State Historical Society of Missouri's Famous Missourians: Explorers and Settlers
The State Historical Society holds many resources that document and illustrate Missouri’s role in the period of Western Expansion. The site has a full biography of Daniel Boone plus capsule biographies of his wife Rebecca and sons Daniel Morgan and Nathan Boone.
Boones in Missouri
Historic Sites in Missouri Associated with the Boone family
- Boone’s Lick State Historic Site
Wood remnants of the salt works and an iron kettle are still visible at the site in present-day Howard County near Arrow Rock, Missouri. More artifacts are on display at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site visitor center.
- Boone Settlement Area – St. Charles & Warren Counties
Includes a local map from the Boone Duden Historical Society covering southern St. Charles and Warren counties showing the site of Daniel and Rebecca Boone’s land grant in 1798 and a chronology of the early history of the area.
- The Daniel Boone Historical Area of Missouri
A detailed description of many historic site parks and possible historic site parks.
- Friends of Daniel Boone’s Burial Site in Missouri
Group dedicated to the preservation of the property known as Bryan Cemetery/Daniel Boone Burial Site.
- Historic Daniel Boone Home & Boonesfield Village – Defiance, MO
Large stone house built by Boone’s youngest son Nathan Boone where Daniel Boone died on September 26, 1820. Boonesfield Village comprises many 19th century buildings which have been moved from the local area. The home & village are owned by Lindenwood University and tours are available to visitors and school trips.
- Missouri Boone Sites
A listing of sites in Missouri associated with the Boone Family posted on the Boone Society website.
- Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site
Later in life Nathan moved from the Femme Osage stone house to a log house near Ash Grove in Greene County.
Boone Family Genealogy
- Boone Family History & Genealogy
Five generations of Boones posted by a descendant.
- House of Boone
Follows the line of Edward Boone, Daniel Boone’s brother, compiled by a descendant.
- The Boone Society
The Society “was formed as a reference service for researchers, a conduit for genealogists, clearing-house for bibliographical works, and to host the biennial Boone Family Reunion.”
- Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail
Boone followed Indian trails to lead a group of settlers from Virginia to Kentucky through the Cumberland Gap in 1775.
- State Historical Society of Missouri Manuscript Collection
Includes the Lyman Draper Collection and other documents pertaining to the Boone Family and frontier life.
- Where is Daniel Boone buried?
Boone died at his son’s home near Defiance, Missouri in 1820. However Daniel Boone has two gravesites, one in Marthasville, Missouri and one in Frankfort, Kentucky.