Daniel Boone Park and Monument
Daniel Boone Park is a public park with a boat ramp and shelter areas for picnics. It is named after the famous frontiersman Daniel Boone because it is said that he took residence in a cave close to the park's location. Boone also lived on the south side of Kanawha River near the park.
Backstory and Context
In 1928 the Kanawha Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) had a monument erected to honor Mr. Boone. The monument had been located near Boone's Cave, and was moved at least twice before it found its current home at the entrance to the park. The DAR rededicated the monument in June 2014. The park sits next to Kanawha River and offers a beautiful setting for any activity. The nearby public dock is used for access to Kanawha River, and formerly was the point to board the P.A. Denny sternwheeler.