Grand Army of the Republic Parade, Boone, 1911
From the collection of Lynn Diemer-Mathews.
I am Lynn Diemer-Mathews,
your Boone County Coordinator.
Contact me with any
questions or if
have material to contribute.
thanks to previous coordinators
for their hard work and dedication.
County is located in central Iowa, about 45 miles northwest
of Iowa's capital city of Des Moines. Although settlers were known
to briefly live in the county as early as 1843, the first permanent
Charles Gaston, arrived in 1846, the same year Iowa became a state.
Boone County was established as a county in 1847; however, for a
couple of years it remained a part of Polk County for judicial,
voting and tax purposes. The county was formally organized in 1849.
checkInternational Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave
State Historical Society of Iowa