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BOSQUE COUNTY, TEXAS


31 54' 0" N, 97 37' 48" W (31.9, -97.63)

Population: 18,685 Est. (2019) 18,212 (2010)
Total area: 1,003 sq mi (2,600 km2)
983 sq mi (2,550 km2) land
20 square miles (52 km2) (2.0%) water

Bosque County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • 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, 0.7 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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  • Brazos Point ghost town
  • Clifton
  • Cranfills Gap
  • Eulogy
  • Fowler ghost town
  • Iredell
  • Kimball ghost town
  • Kopperl
  • Lakeside Village
  • Meridian County Seat
  • Morgan
  • Mosheim
  • Norse ghost town
  • Searsville ghost town
  • Steiner ghost town
  • Valley Mills
  • Walnut Springs
  • Womack



  • Bosque County Vintage Maps

    TX Bosque County Texas 1907 Postal Map
    Bosque County 1907 postal map
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office


    TX Bosque County Texas 1920s Map
    Bosque County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office


    TX Bosque County Texas 1940s Map
    Bosque County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office



    Bosque County
    1936 Texas Centennial Marker
    On Hwy 22, 0.7 miles W of Meridian

     Bosque County  1936 Texas Centennial Marker
    Bosque County 1936 Texas Centennial marker plaque
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2009


    Bosque   County  1936 Texas Centennial Marker
    Bosque County 1936 Texas Centennial marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2009
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