Place:Bowie, Texas, United States

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NameBowie
Alt namesBowiesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates33.45°N 94.433°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1840 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Bowie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 92,565. Its legal county seat is Boston, though its courthouse is located in New Boston. Bowie is named for James Bowie, the legendary knife fighter who died at the Battle of the Alamo.

Bowie County is part of the Texarkana, Texas - Texarkana, Arkansas, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Bowie County is one of 46 prohibition or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas. However, the community of Texarkana straddles the state line with Arkansas, and the Arkansas side is in Miller County which is wet, except for Sundays. State Line Avenue runs directly north and south through Texarkana, literally riding on the state line; thus there are numerous liquor stores on the Arkansas (east) side of the avenue, and none on the Texas (west) side.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1840 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1889 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1889 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1889 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1889 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 2,912
1860 5,052
1870 4,684
1880 10,965
1890 20,267
1900 26,676
1910 34,827
1920 39,472
1930 48,563
1940 50,208
1950 61,966
1960 59,971
1970 67,813
1980 75,301
1990 81,665

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