Boone County, Arkansas

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Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, the population was 33,948. The county seat is Harrison.[1] Boone County is Arkansas's 62nd county, formed on April 9, 1869. Boone County is part of the Harrison Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Boone County was formed from the eastern portion of Carroll County. Contrary to popular belief, it was not named for Daniel Boone. Its original name was Boon, so named because the residents believed it would be a "boon" to all who settled there. The final e was added later.

Geography

The county is located in the northwest portion of the state, and borders Missouri to the north. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 602 square miles (1,559.2 km2), of which 591 square miles (1,530.7 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28.5 km2) (1.77%) is water.

The county lies entirely within the Ozark Mountains. Rolling hills characterize the topography, with the more rugged Boston Mountains lying just to the south. Isolated peaks of the Boston Mountain range are found in the south, including Boat Mountain, Pilot's Knob, and Gaither Mountain. Portions of Bull Shoals Lake and Table Rock Lake lie in the northeast and northwest corners, respectively. The Corps of Engineers operates and maintains popular campsites on the lakes at Lead Hill and Cricket Creek. Crooked Creek, popular with bass fishermen, winds through the county from south to east.

Major highways

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