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Boonville is located close to the center of the county, sitting between East Bend and Jonesville.


It is located about 34 miles (approximately 40 minutes) from Winston-Salem. Boonville is historical with stores and school buildings still standing since the 1800s, but the town is working hard to continue to grow while maintaining its timeless charm.


A Daniel Boone background


The town of Boonville was built at an Indian trail crossroad – the Cherokee trail from east to west and the Catawba trail that ran from north to south. Today the center of town is at the crossroad of N.C. 67 and U.S 601.


The town’s wesbite states that in 1768, a 22-year-old Daniel Boone came to the area to hunt along the Yadkin River. Tradition claims he slept in a large, hollow poplar tree. In 1928 the tree was felled by lightning. The town’s first doctor, Nathan B. Dozier, built the first home and tradition says that either Dr. Dozier or William H. Rodwell gave the town its name for the famous visitor. The Boonville Junior Historians erected a monument to Boone in the center of town in 1976.


The post office was established in 1857, and the town was incorporated in 1895. The first flour mill was built in 1880 and remains in operation today. In its early years, Boonville was a hub for tobacco manufacturing.


The “foremost” manufacturer in early Boonville was M.L. Woodhouse and Sons Buggy Shop, est. 1882.


The first mayor was James Monroe Jones. According to the Boonville Bicentennial, the mayor also served as the local judge. Disagreements were often on Jones’ porch, instead of in the courtroom.


Updating and maintaining


The redevelopment of the Boonville Downtown Development Committee and the significant work of the STEP Committee has led to the town’s latest changes and upgrades planned for the future. The town is actively working with Yadkin County commissioners to build a water line from Jonesville into Boonville.


The town is also working to make their town more visually appealing by updating and improving the facades of the businesses in their downtown area. The town has purchased new street lanterns to line the downtown area to blend the update with the area’s nostalgia.


Yadkin Valley Heritage Corridor is working closely with the town to create and hang banners welcoming vistors to the area. The Corridor is also working with the town to create a visitor’s kiosk that will house business brochures, information about events going on in town and a map of the Boonville area and points of interest on the Corridor.


Things to do around town


Boonville Community Park


Located on Park Road


Big Woods Zipline


2280 Sanders Ridge Ln.


336.677.1509


www.bigwoodszipline.com


RagApple Lassie Vineyards


3724 RagApple Lassie Ln.


1.800.RagApple


www.ragapplelassie.com


Sanders Ridge Vineyard, Winery & Organic Farm


2280 Sanders Ridge Ln.


336.677.1700


www.sandersridge.com


Boonville’s Christmas Parade and Annual Tree Lighting


Boonville held its first ever Christmas parade in 2012 alongside its Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Event organizers decided to grow the event last year after Heritage Days, an event the town used to hold every summer, fizzled out. The parade is the only nighttime parade in the county. The event also features Christmas caroling, tree lighting, pictures with Santa Clause, food and Christmas shopping.


Schools


Boonville Elementary


232 E. Main St.


336.367.7021


www.yadkin.k12.nc.us/Boonville


Starmount Middle School


2626 Longtown Rd.


336.468.6833


www.yadkin.k12.nc.us/StarmountMiddle


Starmount High School


2516 Longtown Rd.


336.468.2891


www.yadkin.k12.nc.us/Starmount


Services available


United States Postal Service


202 S. Carolina Ave.


336.367.7850


Boonville Police Department


110 N. Carolina Ave.


336.367.7828


Boonville Volunteer Fire Department


207 S. Carolina Ave.


336.679.8691


Boonville Public Library


121 W. Main St.


336.367.7737


 
 
 
 
 
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