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History

Read about the history of your Boone REMC.


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Bylaws

Revised: October 19, 2016 BOONE COUNTY RURAL ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION Mission Statement: Boone REMC will meet our members’ ever-changing needs for energy-related services, delivered in a safe, dependable, and reasonably priced manner. BYLAWS ARTICLE I – MEMBERSHIP Section 1. Conditions of Membership. The corporate purpose of this Cooperative shall be to render service to its members only,

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Web Accessibility Statement

Policy Boone REMC is committed to ensuring the Cooperative’s website is accessible for all people regardless of ability or access method. As of July 1, 2016, any new or updated web pages produced by Boone REMC will be accessible and conform to the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative’s (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

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  • Boone REMC was the first electric cooperative established in Indiana.

 

  • We were incorporated in 1936 as the Boone County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (REMC).

 

  • Boone REMC was initially organized in 1935 as the first project under the direction of the Indiana Statewide REMC to serve as a model for cooperatives throughout the state.

 

  • Boone REMC received one of the first loans provided by President Franklin Roosevelt’s Rural Electrification Administration (REA).

 

  • Our first pole was set on January 9, 1936 at the corner of Lebanon and Noble streets in Lebanon.

 

  • Our first 60-mile section of line, branching west and northwest out of Lebanon, was energized on May 22, 1936.

 

  • Boone REMC was the second REA-funded electric cooperative in the United States to energize power lines and serve customers.

 

  • In 1994, the name Boone County REMC was changed to Boone REMC to better reflect the boundaries of our service area.

 

Photo Albums

Historical Photos

First Board of Directors

1936 Lebanon Reporter– Rural Electrification Edition

 

Historical Documents & Articles

“Boone County will turn on the lights”–  Indiana Farmer’s Guide (p. 5), February 1, 1936.

Emily Schilling’s Power to the People, A History of Rural Electrification in Indiana (p. 14-21).

Boone REMC Newsletter– First Edition

Clark Woody Family article– Co-Op Power, 1946 Edition

Customers On the First Section of the Line