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Boone County, Arkansas

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  • Joseph Richard Cook (1919 - 1967)
    Kansas; TEC5, 56 Replacement Battalion, World War II
  • Thomas Cory Cook (1916 - 2007)
    POCAHONTAS — Thomas C. Cook, 90, died Thursday, Aug. 2. His wife, Betty; parents, John Edmund Sr. and Ada Cory Cook; two brothers; and a sister preceded him in death. Survivors include a son and daug...
  • Ada Eleanora Cook (1894 - 1934)
    Wife of John Edmund Cook Mother of Emma Louise, Rhoda Eleanora, Joseph Richard, Thomas Cory, & John Edmund, Jr.
  • John Edmund Cook, Sr. (1894 - 1977)
  • George W. Stafford (1853 - 1932)

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Boone County was formed from the eastern portion of Carroll County. Contrary to popular belief, it was not named for frontiersman Daniel Boone. It was originally called Boon, since the residents believed it would be a "boon" to all who settled there. The county’s first newspaper, begun in 1870, was the Boon County Advocate. However, when Governor Powell Clayton signed the act, creating the county 1869 it was titled An Act to Organize and Establish the County of Boone and for Other Purposes. So for whatever reason an "'e'" was added.

In 1905 and 1909, race riots were conducted to drive blacks out of the area. It was marketed as an all-white sundown town into the 1920s. Today, it is known as a center of white supremacist activity, including the national headquarters of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Zinc. In 2017, Boone County Judge Robert Hathaway signed proclamations recognizing June as Confederate Heritage and History Month, and issued a similar proclamation for April of 2019.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

Alpena (part) | Batavia | Bear Creek Springs | Bellefonte | Bergman | Blythe | Bryan | Capps | Carrollton | Diamond City | Elixir | Everton | Ewing | Gaither | Harrison (County Seat) | Hopewell | Jackson | Jefferson | Keener | Lead Hill | Lee | Little Arkansaw | Long Creek | North Harrison | Olvey | Omaha | Prairie | Self | South Harrison | South Lead Hill | Sugar Loaf | Summit | Valley Springs |



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