Boone County, Kentucky

county in Kentucky, United States

Boone County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 135,968,[1] making it the fourth-most populous county in Kentucky. Its county seat is Burlington.[2] The county was formed in 1798[3] and was named for frontiersman Daniel Boone.[4]

Boone County
The old Boone County courthouse in Burlington
The old Boone County courthouse in Burlington
Map of Kentucky highlighting Boone County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°58′N 84°44′W / 38.97°N 84.73°W / 38.97; -84.73
Country United States
State Kentucky
Named forDaniel Boone
Largest cityFlorence
 • Total256 sq mi (660 km2)
 • Land246 sq mi (640 km2)
 • Water10 sq mi (30 km2)  3.9%
 • Total135,968
 • Density530/sq mi (210/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district4th


  1. "QuickFacts: Boone County, Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Collins, Lewis (1882). Collins' Historical Sketches of Kentucky: History of Kentucky, Volume 2. Collins & Company. p. 26.
  4. The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. p. 34.