Bowie County Historical

Bowie County Historical (HM1T94)

Location: New Boston, TX 75570 Bowie County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 28.401', W 94° 24.35'

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Named for James Bowie (1799-1836), who fought for Texas freedom from 1819, when he joined the Long Expedition, to 1836 — when he died in defense of the Alamo.

Inhabited before 1800 by agricultural Indians, charted 1819 for Anglo-American settlement, this was Red River County land when Texas Republic was founded in 1836.

Bowie County was created Dec. 18, 1840; organized Feb. 1, 1841. County seats: DeKalb, Old Boston, Texarkana, and Boston.

Forceful citizens joined in beginning railroad construction in 1857. Economy is based on agriculture, lumber, manufacturing.
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HM NumberHM1T94
Year Placed1971
Placed ByThe State of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 369373 N 3704648
Decimal Degrees33.47335000, -94.40583333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.401', W 94° 24.35'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 24.06" N, 94° 24' 21" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 750 James Bowie Dr, New Boston TX 75570, US
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