Boonecroft

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Boonecroft
Boonecroft 01.JPG
Boonecroft. August 2013.
Boonecroft is located in Pennsylvania
Boonecroft
Location Oley Line Road near Limekiln, Exeter Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°38′0″N 75°58′52″W / 40.63333°N 75.98111°W / 40.63333; -75.98111Coordinates: 40°38′0″N 75°58′52″W / 40.63333°N 75.98111°W / 40.63333; -75.98111
Area 25 acres (10 ha)
Built 1720, 1733
Built by Boone, George III
Architectural style Colonial
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 82003758[1]
Added to NRHP July 26, 1982

Boonecroft is a historic homestead located at Exeter Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It includes the remains of the 1720 log cabin built by Quaker settler George Boone, III. The remains consists of a chimney and fireplace and commemorated by a stone marker erected in 1925. The log cabin burned in 1924. The adjacent stone farmhouse was built in 1733, and is a 2 1/2-story Colonial English style structure. It is built of fieldstone with sandstone quoins, and has a slate covered gable roof. It has a one-story, stone addition. Also on the property are the contributing guesthouse / spring house, smokehouse, and barn. The property is considered the ancestral home of the Boone Family in America, that includes frontiersman Daniel Boone, grandson of George Boone, III.[2] Daniel Boone was born at the nearby Daniel Boone Homestead.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes E. Garrett Brinton (January 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Boonecroft" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-09-15.