Boone Station (or Boone's Station) was a settlement in Kentucky, USA, and the home of Daniel Boone from 1779 to 1782. It was located on Boone's Creek in Fayette County, Kentucky, near present Athens which in Boone's era was called "Cross Plains". Boone moved there during the American Revolutionary War after having previously lived in Boonesborough, Kentucky. The new settlement, initially called "Boone's new station", was located on land settled in 1776 by Daniel's son Israel. At its height, the settlement consisted of 15 to 20 families. Like other "stations" in frontier Kentucky, Boone's Station probably consisted of a number of cabins which shared a common outside wall to defend against American Indian raids.
Unlike Boonesborough, Boone's Station saw little action during the Revolutionary War. A number of Boone's Station residents were killed in the war at nearby locations. Boone's brother Edward was killed by Shawnee in 1780 while hunting with Daniel in present Bourbon County. Boone's son Israel and his nephew Thomas Boone were killed at the Battle of Blue Licks in 1782.
Boone eventually lost or sold his title to his Boone's Station land as a result of the chaotic, overlapping land claim system of frontier Kentucky. Exactly when he moved away is uncertain. In 1783, he either resettled his family in a cabin at nearby Marble Creek, where he lived for a couple of years, or he relocated to Limestone (now Maysville, Kentucky), along the Ohio River. Boone's Station ceased to exist as a community by 1791. It is now a 46-acre (190,000 m2) Kentucky State Historic Site, with numerous reconstructed cabins and stockade. Skilled staff and re-enactors help to interpret daily life at the station.
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- Boone Station State Historical Site, from the Kentucky Department of Parks
- Boone Station map
- Geophysical Survey of Daniel Boone's Station
- Photographs of re-enactors at Boone Station in 2008