Welcome to Booneville, Kentucky

Kentucky’s Hidden Gem.

Welcome to Booneville, Kentucky

Kentucky’s Hidden Gem.

Our Town of Booneville, Kentucky

Booneville is a city in Owsley CountyKentucky, United States. The population was 111 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Owsley County. It is located at the junction of Kentucky Route 11 and Kentucky Route 30 on the South Fork of the Kentucky River.

The town was named for American frontiersman, Daniel Boone. The town, consisting at the time of little more than a temporary log courthouse, became the county seat when Owsley County was formed on May 20, 1844. During the Civil War, Booneville was a crossroads for various Union and Confederate regiments, and was threatened by Confederate guerrillas, but avoided the destruction that befell some other county seats of Kentucky during the war.


Booneville, Kentucky Facts

  • The site was known as Boone’s Station
  • Elias Moore donated land for a seat for the new county in 1843
  • Booneville was incorporated in 1847
  • The Owsley Court House post office opened in 1844 and was renamed Booneville in 1846
  • The population in 2020 was 162



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Booneville Municipal Building
46 Mulberry Street
Booneville KY 41314

Phone: 606-593-6800
Fax: 606-593-7700
[email protected]


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