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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. [1]

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


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


Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties



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




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 Texas Genweb site


Military Pensions





Vital Records



  • 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


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


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