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Boonesboro

(bo͞onz`bərə, –bûrō), former settlement, central Ky., on the Kentucky River. It was named for Daniel BooneBoone, Daniel,
1734–1820, American frontiersman, b. Oley (now Exeter) township, near Reading, Pa.

The Boones, English Quakers, left Pennsylvania in 1750 and settled (1751 or 1752) in the Yadkin valley of North Carolina.
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, who in 1775 built a small fort there under orders from the Transylvania CompanyTransylvania Company,
association formed to exploit and colonize the area now comprising much of Kentucky and Tennessee. Organized first (Aug., 1774) as the Louisa Company, it was reorganized (Jan., 1775) as the Transylvania Company.
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, organized by the American colonizer Richard HendersonHenderson, Richard,
1735–85, American colonizer in Kentucky, b. Hanover co., Va. An associate justice of the North Carolina superior court (1769–73), Henderson was long interested in Western lands and was the chief promoter of the Transylvania Company.
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. The seat of the government of Transylvania for several years, Boonesboro was later abandoned because of repeated attacks by Native Americans. The fort has been restored within Fort Boonesboro State Park; it contains shops and a museum.
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In Places we go from Cahokia, Illinois to New Plymouth, Boonesborough and Ellis Island.
Boone chooses a site by the Kentucky River to build a fort he calls Boonesborough.
All of the men with me will surrender--if you will spare Boonesborough.
Twice captured by Indians, he repeatedly repelled attacks on the stockade settlement he established with a party of 30 settlers at Boonesborough.
If settlers took the Wilderness Road from Richmond to Boonesborough, about how many miles would they cover?
The Shawnee were justified in attacking Boonesborough.