How Tall Was Daniel Boone?

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Though Daniel Boone is often portrayed as much taller than average, Genealogy Trails states he stood only about 5' 8" in height. He was also stocky in build, even becoming overweight as he aged.

While he was not as prepossessing in height as history often implies, Boone's brilliant blue eyes and light blond hair made him stand out. His general mode of dress was in neat, clean homespun clothing or hunting buckskins. Rather than the coonskin cap he is generally depicted in, he often wore a stylish beaver felt hat. A Quaker, Boone was of a calm and even nature, often cheerful, and preferred negotiation to fighting another man. Nevertheless, he was renowned for his courage and his hunting prowess.