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Coal discovered on the Coal River in present Boone County by explorer John Peter Salling

Other events that happened on or around 1742

Mar 11, 1847

Boone County was formed from Logan, Kanawha and Cabell


The first courthouse in Boone County was burned by Union soldiers after a skirmish with Confederate sympathizers


Navigational improvements made to the Coal River in the late 1850s were largely lost in the great flood

Other events that happened on or around 1861


Hatfield-McCoy Trail for all-terrain vehicles opened

Other events that happened on or around 2002

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