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County Courthouse

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. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag;

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Bosque County; PO Box 617; Meridian, TX 76665; Ph. 254.435.2201 Details: (Co Clk has b & d rec from 1902, m, pro & land rec from 1854 & ct rec; Dis Clk has div rec)


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 [1] 

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.


Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties




Bosque County Churches - Past and Present from the Bosque County TXGenWeb site



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.


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



Newspapers from the Bosque Co TXGenWeb site


Obituaries from the Bosque Co TXGenWeb site



Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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