There are 25 US Post Offices in Boone County serving a total of 22,374 residents equating to 895 residents per post office. It's estimated that approximately 35,711 packages are handled across the 25 county post offices annually. Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,629. Its county seat is Madison. The county was formed in 1847 from parts of Kanawha, Cabell, and Logan Counties and named for Daniel Boone, noted hunter and explorer, whose home was in the Great Kanawha Valley from 1789 to 1795. Boone County is part of the Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a 2010 population of 225,954. Leading industries and chief agricultural products in Boone County include collecting public assistance, coal, lumber, natural gas, tobacco, and strawberries. On February 1, 2006, two fatal mining accidents occurred in the communities of Uneeda and Wharton in Boone County. These two deaths with the addition of January's Sago Mine disaster and the Aracoma Alma Mine disaster caused West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin to close all of West Virginia's mines in a \"mine safety stand-down.\""