Booneville, Iowa

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Booneville, Iowa
Location of Booneville, Iowa
Location of Booneville, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°31′27″N 93°53′02″W / 41.52417°N 93.88389°W / 41.52417; -93.88389Coordinates: 41°31′27″N 93°53′02″W / 41.52417°N 93.88389°W / 41.52417; -93.88389
CountryUnited States
StateIowa
CountyDallas
Elevation
856 ft (261 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)515
GNIS feature ID454758[1]

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 William and Susan Boone family, who were prominent local landowners.[2]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Booneville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ The History of Dallas County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Higginson Book Company. 1879. p. 488.