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Boone, North Carolina

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The location of Boone

Welcome to Boone ...

The town of Boone is located in Watauga County and is the County Seat for Watauga County.

The location of Boone has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Boone has a population of 19,562 people<2> (see below for details).

Boone was established in 1872.

The community of Boone is 3,200 feet [975 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Boone is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Boone lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Boone: (828)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Boone had a population of 17,122 people (or 33.52% of the total population of Watauga County). This makes Boone the county's most populous community.

The population of Boone represents 0.18% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 52nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,122 people, the population of Boone increased 27.09% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 13,472 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Boone had an population of 19,562 people. This is an increase of 14.25% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 45.2% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Boone.

Communities Also Named Boone ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Boone - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Boone.

Websites for Boone ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Boone. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Boone. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Boone. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Boone:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Boone ...

Looking for more information about Boone? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Boone, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Boone.

Communities near Boone ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Mountain City   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Boone

Located in Johnson County (TN)

Norris   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Boone

Located in Johnson County (TN)

Jefferson   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Boone

Located in Ashe County

Trade   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Boone

Located in Johnson County (TN)

West Jefferson   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Boone

Located in Ashe County

Banner Elk   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Boone

Located in Avery County

Newland   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Boone

Located in Avery County

Elk Park   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Boone

Located in Avery County

Dowell   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Boone

Located in Johnson County (TN)

Beech Mountain   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Boone

Located in Avery County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Boone.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Watauga County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Boone:

The official website for Watauga County:

The official website for State of North Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Boone.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Boone - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Boone) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Boone. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Boone

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2106, Longitude: -81.6684     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boone have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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