Booneville, Iowa

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Location of Booneville, Iowa

Booneville is an unincorporated community in Dallas County, Iowa, United States. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Booneville was laid out as a town in 1871. The community is named after the Boone family, who were prominent local landowners.[1]

Though once a thriving community, Booneville eventually saw a decline in population with reduced use of the local railroad as well as urban sprawl. The town of Booneville now comprises a restaurant and bar; a Methodist church; the United States Post Office for ZIP code 50038; and a small RV park (part of a mobile home community).

Booneville lies directly northeast of the Raccoon River, and a boat ramp near the town is used frequently.

Although Booneville lies in the annexation path of West Des Moines, situated only a few miles away to the east, West Des Moines officials have stated that there are no plans to annex Booneville in the near future.

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Coordinates: 41°31′27″N 93°53′02″W / 41.52417°N 93.88389°W / 41.52417; -93.88389