Bosque County, Texas Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:TexasBosqueCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]Bosque County has had three courthouses. The first, a one-story log cabin built in the center of town was used until a larger frame courthouse was built in 1869. The 1869 courthouse burned in 1871, causing county government to be conducted from a tent until 1875, when the present three-story stone courthouse was completed. <ref>The Handbook for Texas Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcb10</ref><br>  
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[[Image:TexasBosqueCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]Bosque County has had three courthouses. The first, a one-story log cabin built in the center of town was used until a larger frame courthouse was built in 1869. The 1869 courthouse burned in 1871, causing county government to be conducted from a tent until 1875, when the present three-story stone courthouse was completed. <ref>The Handbook for Texas Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcb10</ref><br>
  
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The County&nbsp;Courthouse is located in Meridian, Texas.&nbsp; The county website is [http://www.bosquecounty.us www.bosquecounty.us]
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The County&nbsp;Courthouse is located in Meridian, Texas.&nbsp; The county website is [http://www.bosquecounty.us www.bosquecounty.us]  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''1854--'''[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=22593 Bosque] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosque_County,_Texas County] was created 4 February 1854 from [[Milam County, Texas|Milam]] and [[McLennan County, Texas|McLennan]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Meridian <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;  
 
'''1854--'''[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=22593 Bosque] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosque_County,_Texas County] was created 4 February 1854 from [[Milam County, Texas|Milam]] and [[McLennan County, Texas|McLennan]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Meridian <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;  
  
The county was named for the Bosque River, a name deriving from Spanish for "woods"<br>  
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The county was named for the Bosque River, a name deriving from Spanish for "woods"<br>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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'''1871'''--The Bosque County Courthouse, built in 1869, burned.
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'''1871'''--The Bosque County Courthouse, built in 1869, burned.  
  
 
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==== [http://www.txgenweb5.org/txbosque/Cemeteries/cemeteries.htm Cemeteries]  ====
 
==== [http://www.txgenweb5.org/txbosque/Cemeteries/cemeteries.htm Cemeteries]  ====
  
Gloria B. Mayfield [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Bosque/ListBosque.html Cemeteries] website for Bosque County, Texas.<br>  
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Gloria B. Mayfield [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Bosque/ListBosque.html Cemeteries] website for Bosque County, Texas.<br>
  
 
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==== Land  ====
 
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*''Bosque County: Land and People (A History of Bosque County, Texas), ''1985, by the Bosque County History Book Committee, includes introductory material about the history and geography of the area, community histories, and family histories with genealogical information. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91038/m1 Read the book on line] from The Portal to Texas History.  
 
*''Bosque County: Land and People (A History of Bosque County, Texas), ''1985, by the Bosque County History Book Committee, includes introductory material about the history and geography of the area, community histories, and family histories with genealogical information. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91038/m1 Read the book on line] from The Portal to Texas History.  
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[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
 
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
  
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*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
 
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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Contents

County Courthouse

TexasBosqueCourthouse.jpg
Bosque County has had three courthouses. The first, a one-story log cabin built in the center of town was used until a larger frame courthouse was built in 1869. The 1869 courthouse burned in 1871, causing county government to be conducted from a tent until 1875, when the present three-story stone courthouse was completed. [1]


The County Courthouse is located in Meridian, Texas.  The county website is www.bosquecounty.us

History

Settled mostly by Norwegians in the western part of the county and Germans in the eastern part of the county.   

Parent County

1854--Bosque County was created 4 February 1854 from Milam and McLennan Counties. County seat: Meridian [2] 

The county was named for the Bosque River, a name deriving from Spanish for "woods"

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1871--The Bosque County Courthouse, built in 1869, burned.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns: Clifton | Cranfills | Iredell | Meridian | Morgan | Valley Mills | Walnut Springs

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Gloria B. Mayfield Cemeteries website for Bosque County, Texas.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Bosque County: Land and People (A History of Bosque County, Texas), 1985, by the Bosque County History Book Committee, includes introductory material about the history and geography of the area, community histories, and family histories with genealogical information. Read the book on line from The Portal to Texas History.
  • Bosquerama, 1854–1954: Centennial Celebration of Bosque County, Texas, 1954 by the Bosque County Centennial Association.
  • A History of Bosque County, 1954 by William C. Pool.
  • Bosque Territory, 1964 by William C. Pool.

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Military Pensions

Newspapers

Obits

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Deaths

Marriage

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handbook for Texas Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcb10
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).