Business View Magazine | May 2019

223 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE MAY 2019 BOONECOUNTY, Iowa Rural living at its best S ometimes, when you least expect it, you find an unassuming, tucked-away place that steals your heart. Welcome to Boone County, a central Iowa gem that epitomizes rural living at its best. Historically, its roots follow a railroad lineage dating back to the 1860s. Madrid, the oldest of the three original communities was founded as Swede Point in 1846. By 1865, Montana, later renamed Boone, had been spurred to life by the railroad and eventually became the county seat. In 1866, the Town of Ogden was also laid out along this busy rail line. Today, Boone County is comprised of Boone, Madrid, Ogden, Pilot Mound, Boxholm, Beaver, Luther, Fraser, and Berkley. While it still enjoys the benefits of a strong railroad presence, Boone County offers so much more. Be as active or relaxed as you please while exploring the scenic Des Moines River