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Welcome to Boone ...

The town of Boone is located in Watauga County<1> and is the County Seat for Watauga County.

The location of Boone has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Boone has a population of 19,623 people<3> (see below for details).

Boone was established in 1872.

The community of Boone is 3,200 feet [975 m] above sea level.<4> 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 telephone area code for Boone: (828)

Websites for Boone ...

Official Website: www.townofboone.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Boone had an population of 19,623 people. This is an increase of 14.61% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 45.66% since the 2000 Census).

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 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 (which had a count of 13,472 people).

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

Adding Boone to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Boone in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Boone was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Boone on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Boone on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Boone ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Boone.

  • Mountain City [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain City
    • Mountain City [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Boone
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,444 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain City<6>
  • Norris [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norris
    • Norris [Johnson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Boone
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,652 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
  • Jefferson [Ashe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
    • Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Boone
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<6>
  • Trade [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trade
    • Trade [Johnson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Boone
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
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      • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Boone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,313 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jefferson<6>
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Elk
      • Banner Elk [Avery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Boone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Elk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banner Elk<6>
    • Newland [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newland
      • Newland [Avery County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Boone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newland<6>
    • Elk Park [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Park
      • Elk Park [Avery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Boone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Park<6>
    • Dowell [Johnson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowell
      • Dowell [Johnson County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Boone
      • Estimated population in 2014: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Beech Mountain [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Mountain
      • Beech Mountain [Avery County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Boone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 320 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beech Mountain<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Boone. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Boone.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Boone.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Boone. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Watauga County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Boone: www.townofboone.net/

The official website for Watauga County: www.wataugacounty.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Watauga, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Boone.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Boone - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BooneOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for Boone have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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