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Bowie County Texas
Bowie County was demarked in December of 1840 and named for James Bowie. 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 establishment of Cass and Titus counties.
In the mid-1880s the citizens of Texarkana conducted a successful campaign to make Texarkana the county seat. About five years later residents of the western and central parts of the county campaigned successfully for yet another county seat, this one to be at the geographic center of the county.
The new courthouse was constructed in 1890, and the town that grew up around it was named Boston. The county seat has remained at this location. Shortly before Texarkana ceased being the county seat, the courthouse burned and almost all the county records were destroyed.Photo by Mark Oxner CC BY-SA 2.0BOWIE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
* Boston * DeKalb * Hooks * Leary * Maud * Nash * New Boston * Red Lick * Redwater * Texarkana * Wake Village * Beaver Dam * Eylau * Hartman * Hoot * Hubbard * Malta * Oak Grove * Old Boston * Simms * Spring Hill * Sulphur * Wamba * Dalby Springs *
Pine Street in Texarkana, Tex.
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Online Data ChurchRecords FamilyRecords Wills/Probate Records Website Updates:
Dec 2017: Website updated and pages are mobile friendlyJun 2017: Biographies: DAVISSept 2016: Crime News: SMITH, HAYES, FRICKS, HART, MANNINGJun 2016: County Records: 1916 County OfficersMar 2016: World War 1 Honor Roll
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