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Daniel Boone Park and Monument

Historic Sites, Monuments, Landmarks, and Public Art (State Historical Landmark)

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Daniel Boone Park is a public park with a boat ramp and shelter areas for picnics. It is named after the famous frontiersman Daniel Boone because it is said that he took residence in a cave close to the park's location. Boone also lived on the south side of Kanawha River near the park.

Daniel Boone Park Highway Marker
Daniel Boone Park Monument erected by the Kanawha Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

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Located at the eastern end of Kanawha Boulevard in Charleston, WV, Daniel Boone Park is a place to fish, picnic and launch boats into the river.  The park is named for the famous pioneer who lived in Charleston in the 1790s, and purportedly lived in a cave close to where the park is located during his first years in the area.  Boone married Rebecca Bryan and fathered ten children.  He moved his wife and children to the Kanawha area around 1787 and they lived in a double log cabin in present Kanawha City across the river from the mouth of Campbell's Creek.  Daniel Boone was a lieutenant colonel in the Kanawha Militia. 

In 1928 the Kanawha Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) had a monument erected to honor Mr. Boone.  The monument had been located near Boone's Cave, and was moved at least twice before it found its current home at the entrance to the park.  The DAR rededicated the monument in June 2014. The park sits next to Kanawha River and offers a beautiful setting for any activity.  The nearby public dock is used for access to Kanawha River, and formerly was the point to board the P.A. Denny sternwheeler.

Sources

http://charlestonwv.com/listing/daniel-boone-park.aspx Cohen, Stan B.; Kanawha County Images, A Bicentennial History 1788-1988 April Gardner, Daughters of the American Revolution
Address
2901 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
Phone Number
304-348-6860
Hours
Opens at daylight - Closes at dusk
Tags
  • Colonial History
  • Local History Societies and Museums
This location was created on 2016-05-03 by Grant Snow, WV State University; Instructed by Billy Joe Peyton.   It was last updated on 2017-04-18 by Billy Joe Peyton .

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