Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

Early Missourians knew Nathan Boone as a hunter, soldier, surveyor and entrepreneur. They also knew him as his father's son. Boone, youngest child of the famous Daniel Boone, carried his family's legacy deep into the Missouri Ozarks and the American West.

Boone's last home, a simple but comfortable log house, invites exploration into the life of this second-generation frontiersman. Boone's three sons and two of his slaves built the house in 1837. It was the hub of a 720-acre Ozark farm. He, his wife, Olive, and other family members are buried near the house.

The current 300-acre site features the Boone home, believed to be the oldest and best preserved walnut log cabin west of the Mississippi, and the Boone slave cemetery.

    


    

                                               

Guided tours of the home and cemeteries are available on a regular basis. A walking trail and small picnic area are also available. For more information call (417) 751-3266.


This page was last updated on: 10/06/2011

 
 
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