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Boone County

Boone County is named for Daniel Boone, who was a frontiersman.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Kanawha County

E – Kanawha County and Raleigh County

S – Wyoming County

W – Logan County and Lincoln County

Created:  March 11, 1847                       Map of West Virginia highlighting Boone County

County Seat: 

Madison  1847 – present

 

County Courthouse – Madison 

 

Location:  200 State Street / Avenue C

Built:  1917 – 1921

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival and Beaux Arts style

Architect:  Harry Rus Warne of Charleston

Contractor:  Logan Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story Indiana limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Madison. The west front has a large portico with four Corinthian columns rising to a pediment at the third story. A wide cornice runs below the third story. North and south sections project from the main building. On the center of the roof is a large open cupola with gold colored dome. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the courtroom is located on trhe second story and has a rear two-level seating area. There is a corresponding balcony above the bench. The fluted piers feature a hardwood frieze embellished with triglyphs. There is a large skylight occupying the center-most part of the nine large ceiling panels. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 25th Judicial Circuit, County Magistrate Court and County Family Court. The building was renovated in 1877.

 

Note:  The construction bid was awarded to Minotti and Bennett and they assigned the contract to Logan Construction Company. The contract for excavating the basement was awarded to P Q Shrake & Son.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Boone County Courthouse

 

See:  The 25th Judicial District includes Lincoln County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1847 and Madison was selected as the county seat. The county used rented premises. The first courthouse was built in 1865. The seconds and present courthouse was constructed in 1917 to 1921.

 

 

County Courthouse – Madison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2012