BOONETOWN, TEXAS. Boonetown (Boontown) was off State Highway 94 seven miles west of Groveton in west central Trinity County. It was founded around the time of the Civil War by Whitnall Alston Boone, said to have been the great-nephew of Daniel Boone. Most of its residents moved out of the area after World War II. In the early 1990s only a cemetery remained.
Patricia B. and Joseph W. Hensley, eds., Trinity County Beginnings (Groveton, Texas: Trinity County Book Committee, 1986). Trinity County Historical Commission, Trinity County Cemeteries (Burnet, Texas: Nortex, 1980).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Christopher Long, "BOONETOWN, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrbym), accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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