Boone's Lick Road Association

The Boone's Lick Road
was Missouri’s first main road to the west. From St. Charles, Bryan and Morrison’s Trading Post sold the precious commodity mined at the salt lick, which gave the Boone’s Lick community its name. Thousands of travelers used the road to reach the Santa Fe Trail as it passed through St. Charles, Warren, Montgomery, Callaway, Boone, and Howard counties.
Check out some of our many resources about the Boone’s Lick Road
Use a Google map to explore the road. Click here for the map. 
Get all the evidence supporting the route(s) shown on the Google map. Click here to view.
Browse our extensive Research Library for more maps, surveys, articles, journals, and photographs.


October 15
Tales of the Boonslick
Join us to explore the transcontinental pathway that passed right hrough central Missouri bringing an explosion of people westward following the Boone's Lick Road from ...
November 12
2022 Annual Meeting
Mark Your Calendar. Details to follow. Interested public especially invited. It's always a good celebration of Boone's Lick Road history.