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Boonesboro (or Boonesborough) is a former settlement
located in central Kentucky located along the Kentucky River. The settlement is
named after Daniel Boone who built a fort there in 1775 while working for the
Transylvania Company. With 30 armed men, Daniel Boone blazed the famous
Wilderness Road and founded Boonesboro. Richard Henderson, the chief promoter
for the Transylvania Company, arrived a few weeks later with additional
settlers. Later in the same season Boone brought his family and more settlers.
Boone was elected captain of the militia when Kentucky was made a county of
Virginia in 1776. Boonesboro was eventually abandoned because of repeated
attacks by Native Americans.
The fort founded by Daniel Boone has been restored with
Fort Boonesborough State
Park. The living history park is located at 4375 Boonesboro Road in Richmond Kentucky.
The park has a reconstructed fort with blockhouses, cabins, period furnishings,
craft demonstrations, museum, camping, fishing, boating, swimming, miniature
golf, trails, and picnic areas.
Living History with Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett at
Fort Boonesborough is an educational site for anyone with
an interest in American history.