(1734-1820) US pioneer who explored the Wilderness Road (East Virginia–Kentucky) 1775 and paved the way for the first westward migration of settlers.
Boone was born in Pennsylvania and spent most of his youth in North Carolina. During the American Revolution, he led militias against Indians allied with the British. He was captured by a Shawnee war party and so impressed the chief that he was adopted by the tribe. He left the Indians and continued to explore westward.
1. City in Iowa (USA); zip code 50036.
2. Town in Colorado (USA); zip code 81025.
3. Town in North Carolina (USA); zip code 28607.