Manuscript Group 412
DANIEL BOONE HOMESTEAD COLLECTION
The Daniel Boone Homestead in Berks County is one of twenty-six historical sites
directly operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Acquired
by the Commission in 1938, the site is the birthplace of the renowned frontiersman
Daniel Boone (1734-1820) and was originally settled by the Boone Family in 1730.
After the Boones moved to North Carolina in 1750, the log cabin in which Daniel
Boone was born was replaced by a stone house but the original basement of the
Boone home still remains on the site. The Homestead interprets the early life
of the Boone Family as well as the saga of the region's settlers and the various
cultures present in rural 18th century Pennsylvania.
The Boone homestead was purchased by John DeTurk in 1770 and this collection includes various land records documenting land transactions of the DeTurk Family, land patents and a water rights agreement pertaining to the land of the homestead. While most of the documents date from the 1800s, two land patents relating to Jacob and Joseph Boone dated 1768 and 1785 respectively are present.
The Collection is housed at the Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road,
Birdsboro, Pennsylvania 19508. To view the collection contact the site administrator
or regional curator at (610) 582-4900.
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