Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia . As of 2000, the population was 25,535. Its county seat is Madison. Boone County was formed in 1847 from parts of Knawha , Cabell , and Logan Counties and named for Daniel Boone , noted hunter and explorer , whose home was in the Great Kanawha Valley from 1789 to 1795.
Boone County is part of the Charleston, WV metropolitan area which has a 2006 Census population estimate of 305,526 people.
Leading industries and chief agricultural products in Boone County include coal , lumber , natural gas , tobacco , and strawberries . (1)
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