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Boone County is a county located in the state of Illinois. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 54,165. Boone County was created
on March 4, 1837. The county
Belvidere. The county is named for Daniel Boone
(1734-1820), trailblazer of the Wilderness Road in Kentucky.
Boone County is included in the Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The county is named after Daniel Boone, pioneer hunter, explorer and Indian fighter.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Boone County was created on March 4, 1837 (Laws, 1837, p. 96) and was formed from Winnebago County. Present area, or
parts of it, formerly included in: Winnebago (1836-1837), LaSalle (1831-1836), Putnam (1825-1831), Fulton (1823-1825),
Pike (1821-1823), Clark (1819-1821), Crawford (1816-1819), Edwards (1815-1816), Madison (1812-1815) and St. Clair
The County was named for Daniel Boone, a pioneer hunter, Indian fighter and pathfinder of the early days. The County Seat is Belvidere (1837-Present).
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 282 square miles (730 km2), of which 281 square miles (728 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2 km2) (0.24%) is water.
Boone county is located in north Illinois.
Bordering counties are as follows: