BOONE COUNTY, situated at the extreme north part of Kentucky, on the south side of Ohio river. Length, 25 miles; mean width, 12; with an area of 300 square miles. The face of the country is generally hilly, and the soil productive. Seat of justice, Burlington. Pop. in 1820, 6,582; in 1830, 9,075; in 1840, 10,034; in 1850, 11,125.
Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 46.