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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, TOWNS,  AND POPULATED PLACES

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

 

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Website Updates:
Jun 2015: Military: Gerald M. Henderson Service Records - submitted by B. J. Henderson
News: Newspapers of Bowie County
Mar 2015: Death News: BIZZELL; Sick List News; PAISLEY; Calamity News: MITCHELL barn burned; Crime News: Arson Charges Against WATT Dismissed; Visiting News: RUFF, BLACK, EUBANK, CATHER
Dec 2014: Marriage News: PENDERGRASS, EUBANKS, FURMAN, HUBBARD
Sept 2014: History: 1914 County Description
Aug 2014: Obits: JONES, MCDONALD, MAY, HUDGINS - Transcribed by Dena Whitesell
Marriage News: CRAWFORD, MIMMS, ESTES, DEMARCE, MYERS - Transcribed by Barbara Ziegenmeyer; Mil: Oct 1918 Army Casualties - Submitted by Rose Stout
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.  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
 
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Miller County, Arkansas (southeast)

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