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BOSQUE COUNTY, TEXAS

31 54' 0" N, 97 37' 48" W (31.9, -97.63)
Population: 18,097 Est. (2016) 18,212 (2010)

Bosque County Topics

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  • Bosque County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Somervell County (N) Johnson County (NE) Hill County (E) McLennan County (SE) Coryell County (S) Hamilton County (W) Erath County (NW)

    Bosque County History

    (1936 Texas Centennial Marker - on Hwy 22, .7 miles W of Meridian)

    BOSQUE COUNTY
    Named for the Bosque (Spanish for "woods") River. The territory now part of this county was traversed in 1841 by the Texan-Santa Fe Expedition. Maj. George B. Erath, noted surveyor and soldier, explored the region prior to its settlement. The first colonists established homes in 1850-51.
    Among the national groups who immigrated here were the English (at Kent), Norwegians (at Norse and elsewhere), and the Germans (in eastern part of county).
    Formally created and organized in 1854, Bosque county has traditionally had farming-ranching economy. The Chisholm cattle trail crossed the area in the 1870s.

    Erected by the State of Texas - 1936
    Bosque County Courthouse
    Bosque County Courthouse
    Bosque County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Sam Fenstermacher

    Bosque County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Meridian
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  • Meridian County Seat
  • Morgan
  • Mosheim
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  • Searsville ghost town
  • Steiner ghost town
  • Valley Mills
  • Walnut Springs
  • Womack

  • Bosque County Vintage Maps
    TX Bosque County Texas 1907 Postal Map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Bosque County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Bosque County Texas 1920s Map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Bosque County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Bosque County Texas 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Bosque County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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