Chock full of shopping, dining, housing and all of the conveniences of suburban life with easy rural and urban access, Boone County is best known for the City of Florence. Its county seat is picturesque Burlington.
Boone County’s unique attractions include Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, Creation Museum, Ollie’s Skate Park, Pickled Brothers Circus, Florence Antique Mall, Florence Mall, Boonelink Golf Course, Florence Family Aquatic Center, Florence Nature Park, Boone County Fair, Turfway Park Race Track and the Florence Freedom minor league baseball team. Also, Boone County Distilling in 2015 joined the prestigious Kentucky Distillers’ Association. The county has a rich distilling history.
Its attractions are not to be outdone by its corporate prowess and lead “resident,” Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Some of the major employers in Florence include St. Elizabeth Healthcare; Boone County Schools; Robert Bosch; SWECO; Meritor; Eagle Manufacturing; Walmart; and the City of Florence. Many other manufacturers and employers reside in unincorporated areas and have Florence addresses such as Citigroup, Kellogg’s and Schwan’s.
Florence and Boone County underwent rapid growth in 1836 after the completion of the Covington-Lexington Turnpike. The turnpike was the route of the prehistoric trail created by the seasonal migration of buffalo.