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    BONHAM, TEXAS

    Fannin County Seat, North Central Texas
    Hwy 121 and 56
    70 miles NE of Dallas
    28 miles E of Sherman
    28 miles E of Denison

    Population: 9,990(2000) 6,688(1990)

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    First Presbyterian Church, Bonham, Texas

    First Presbyterian Church in Bonham
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2006
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    Bonham was named after Alamo defender James Butler Bonham. Bonham rode through Mexican lines twice, requesting aid from Gonzales and escorting the Gonzales volunteers back to the Alamo. The County is named after James Fannin, who was massacred with his men at Goliad.
    Fannin County Courthouse

    Bonham Attractions

  • The Fannin County Courthouse
    Built by famed courthouse architect W.C. Dodson.
  • Fannin County Museum: One Main Street 903-583-8042.
    Hours: September to March Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4.
    April to August Tuesday through Saturday 10 to 4.
    Formerly on the third floor of the courthouse, the Museum now resides in the restored Texas and Pacific Railroad Depot.
  • Fort Inglish Park: A replica of the original settlement in 1837 that eventually became Bonham. W. Sam Rayburn Drive. 903-583-3441.
  • Sam Rayburn Library: Just west of Downtown Bonham, the library contains memorabilia and furnishings from the Washington office of one of the country's most powerful and influential Speakers of the House. Second only to his personal friend LBJ, Rayburn was the most visible Texan in US Government, even surpassing Uvalde's "Cactus Jack" Gardner who was FDR's Vice President.
    Monday through Friday 10 - 5, Saturday 1 - 5, Sunday 2 - 5.
    903-583-2455
  • The Sam Rayburn House Museum:This is Mr. Rayburn's residence built in 1916. Original furnishings and personal items.
    8 - 5 Tuesday-Friday and 9 - 5 on Sat. Closed Sunday and Monday
    (903) 583-5558
    http://www.thc.state.tx.us.html
    Sam Rayburn's Home
    by Bob Bowman

    "A visit to Bonham should start with a stop at the Sam Rayburn House Museum on U.S. Highway 82 on the west side of town."... more
  • Bonham State Park
    Less than 4 miles from Bonham
  • Coffee Mill Lake: Off FM 409. 15 miles northeast of Bonham. Caddo National Grassland Wildlife Management Area
  • Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home
    1300 Seven Oaks Road, Bonham, Texas.

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  • Bonham Texas funeral home
    Bonham Architecture
    Photo courtsy Barclay Gibson, April 2006

    Bonham Chronicles:

  • James Bonham - The Alamo's brave messenger by Murray Montgomery
  • Lt. Clyde "Sparky" Cosper by John Troesser
    B-17 Pilot, 367th Bomber Group, Hometown: Dodd City, Texas
    "A B-17 crashed near the town of Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, England on November 13, 1943. The only thing that prevented the plane from landing directly on the town, was the Herculean effort of the man at the controls....."
  • Savoy Male and Female College by Mike Cox ("Texas Tales")
    When graduates of the long-extinct Savoy Male and Female College gathered for their first reunion in 1938, several of the men did a little reminescing about the Indians fights they had back in the day...
  • Flagpole by Mike Cox ("Texas Tales")
    This story is about a mystery involving the flag staff that once stood at Camp Howze, a sprawling World War II Army base at Gainesville...
  • Tom Bean by John Troesser
  • The Hardin Brothers by Bob Bowman ("All Things Historical")
    More than 110 years have passed since East Texas outlaw John Wesley Hardin was shot down in an El Paso saloon, but he remains one of the most intriguing badmen in history... John Wesley, named for the founder of Methodism, was born at Bonham in Fannin County on May 26, 1853...
  • Bonham TX High School
    High School, Bonham, Texas
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    Bonham TX High School
    High School, Bonham, Texas
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    Bonham Texas postcard
    Bonham Texas postcard, circa 1907
    Nearby Destinations
  • 28 miles West to Sherman on Hwy 82
  • 28 miles West to Denison on Hwy 69
  • 20 miles East to Honey Grove on Hwy 82, another 22 miles to Paris
  • 32 miles on Hwy 78 and Hwy 11 South to Commerce

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    Bonham Tourist Information

    Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce
    110 East First Street. 903-583-4811.
    www.bonhamchamber.com

    American Theater Bonham Texas

    American Theatre

    Photo courtesy Billy Smith, December 1990

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