Meridian in Bosque County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Named for the Bosque (Spanish for "Woods") River. The territory now part of this county was traversed in 1841 by the Texan-Santa Fe Expedition. Maj. George B. Erath, noted surveyor and soldier, explored the region prior to its settlement. The first colonists established homes in 1850-51. Among the national groups who immigrated here were the English (at Kent), Norwegians (at Norse and elsewhere), and the Germans (in eastern part of county).
Formally created and organized in 1854, Bosque county has traditionally had farming-ranching economy. The Chisholm Cattle Trail crossed the area in the 1870s.
Erected by the State of Texas - 1973
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 463.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 31° 54.935′ N, 97° 39.851′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Texas, in Bosque County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 22 and State Highway 6, on the right when travelingTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Meridian TX 76665, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bosque County Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); General Alison Nelson (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Baptist Church of Meridian (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. James Episcopal Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Morgan (approx. 7.7 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.