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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 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
Pine Street in Texarkana,
Cities and Towns
Boston * DeKalb *
Hooks * Leary * Maud * Nash
New Boston * Red Lick * Redwater *
Texarkana * Wake Village
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Bibles and Records
- Website Updates:
- June 2014: Obit: JONES
- 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.
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
Gossip news re: ANDERSON; court news re: BURKE,
Nov 2013: Marriage Announcements for
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
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