History is made up of more than just politicians and wealthy businessmen. Boone County's history is reflected in the lives of thousands of people who were born, loved, suffered, and died here. Each individual who lived in Boone County left a mark on the community, whether a young man fighting for his country, an enslaved person struggling for freedom, or a young woman hoping for equality, their voice has worth and deserves to be heard. The merchants, lawyers, teachers, farmers, preachers, and laborers made this community together and we invite you to explore their stories.
- Prominent Northern Kentucky Men at the Turn of the Century by Margaret Strebel Hartman [PDF]