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Bowie County, Texas

Bowie County was demarked in December of 1840 and named for JamesBowie.  As originally delineated, the county included all or part of the territories of present Cass,Titus, and Morris counties. In 1846 the county was reduced to its present size and boundaries with the establishmentof Cass and Titus counties.

Inthe mid-1880s the citizens of Texarkana conducted a successful campaign to make Texarkana the county seat. Aboutfive years later residents of the western and central parts of the county campaigned successfully for yet anothercounty seat, this one to be at the geographic center of the county.

The new courthouse was constructed in 1890, and the town thatgrew up around it was named Boston. The county seat has remained at this location. Shortly before Texarkana ceasedbeing the county seat, the courthouse burned and almost all the county records were destroyed.

Texarkana, TX
Pine Street in Texarkana, Tex.

Cities and Towns
Boston * DeKalb * Hooks * Leary * Maud * Nash
New Boston * Red Lick * Redwater * Texarkana * Wake Village


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Bowie County Data

Birth Records


Church Histories / Records

Family Bibles and Records

Marriage Records

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:

Mar 2014:  bio for JONES, FERGUSON; 1879 Landowners
Jan 2014:  News --
Crime: BLACKWELL, CRENSHAW, FEW, GRISSETTE, HAYES, JORDAN, KELLY, McCLURE, NORMAN, THOMPSON, TUTT. Death notices: ARMISTEAD, LEEVES, WANECK, WILLIAMS.     Fires/Accidents/Calamities: BROWN, CHILDS.  Gossip news: HALL, JAMISON, MABRY, TAYLOR, VANDYNE, WISE.  Marriages: CAGLE/FOREST.   Miscellaneous: MATTHEWS.  Reunion:  GRIFFIN. Weather news: tornado relief.
Military --  Confederate Pension applications, World War II Army & Air Force casualties, Korean War casualties, Vietnam War casualties

Miscellaneous:  1889 business directory

Dec 2013:  Gossip news re: ANDERSON; court news re: BURKE, HUGHS
Oct 2013: bio for JONES;  obits for SCOTT, SHEPPARD, CARMICHAEL, GRIFFIN, FROST, YOUNG, CORBETT, MCCLERKIN, COOK, SWEENEY, FAWBUSH, GIBSON;  Gossip news for ANTHONY; Early history; Revolutionary War Lineage and Patriot Index 



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