Boone County

County in Missouri, United States

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Boone County is located in the U.S. state of Missouri. Centrally located in Mid-Missouri, its county seat is Columbia, Missouri's fourth-largest city and location of the University of Missouri. As of the 2020 census, the population was 183,610,[1] making it the state's eighth-most populous county. The county was organized November 16, 1820 and named for the then recently deceased Daniel Boone, whose kin largely populated the Boonslick area, having arrived in the 1810s on the Boone's Lick Road.[2] Boone County comprises the Columbia Metropolitan Area. The towns of Ashland and Centralia are the second and third most populous towns in the county.

Boone County
The Big Tree in the Missouri River floodplain near the City of Columbia
The Big Tree in the Missouri River floodplain near the City of Columbia
Official seal of Boone County
Map of Missouri highlighting Boone County
Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°56′54″N 92°20′02″W / 38.9483°N 92.3339°W / 38.9483; -92.3339
Country United States
State Missouri
FoundedNovember 16, 1820
Named forDaniel Boone
SeatColumbia, Missouri Columbia
Largest cityColumbia, Missouri Columbia
 • Total691 sq mi (1,790 km2)
 • Land685 sq mi (1,770 km2)
 • Water5.6 sq mi (15 km2)  0.8%
 • Total183,610
 • Density270/sq mi (100/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
  1. ^ "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 30, 2021.
  2. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. pp. 211.

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