Created By: Jones House
Thank you for visiting Historic Downtown Boone. We hope you enjoy your time here and have an opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty of the area and to take in the rich history, culture, and traditions of this unique mountain community.
The Town of Boone started with a grant from King George II to Jordan Councill. It developed as a small mountain community around a store that later generations built. The community grew as a place to sell cattle and it was called Councill's Store.
Following the formation of the United States, Boone became part of Wilkes County, then part of Ashe County in 1799. Postal service began in 1809 and a post office was built in 1823. In 1849 the legislature created Watauga County and the community was officially renamed Boone in 1850, after noted pioneer Daniel Boone. Boone was incorporated as a town in 1872.