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New Boston in Bowie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

James Bowie / Gold Star County

 
 
James Bowie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Armstrong, February 28, 2021
1. James Bowie Marker
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James Bowie
1795 - 1836
James Bowie was at one time a farmer, a logger, a scout, a guide, a land agent, and a Colonel in the Texas Rangers. He is better known however for the knife that bears his name and his death at the Alamo.

Fighting for Texas independence at the Alamo, James Bowie was killed on March 6, 1836. On December 4, 1840, Bowie County was named in his honor. The nearby James Bowie School District, organized May 14, 1935 also bears his name.

Gold Star County
Out of 254 Texas counties only 37 share the distinction of being established while Texas was a Republic, from 1836 through 1845. Bowie County, created on December 17, 1840, is one of these Gold Star counties.
 
Erected 1986 by Bowie County Sesquicentennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 33° 28.39′ N, 94° 24.35′ W. Marker is in New Boston, Texas, in Bowie County. Marker is on James Bowie Drive ¼
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By Jason Armstrong, February 28, 2021
2. Gold Star County Marker
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mile east of North McCoy Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. The marker and statue are located in front of the Bowie County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 710 James Bowie Drive, New Boston TX 75570, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bowie County (a few steps from this marker); Pecan Point Signers (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
James Bowie / Gold Star County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Armstrong, February 28, 2021
3. James Bowie / Gold Star County Marker
James Bowie / Gold Star County Marker Dedication panel image. Click for full size.
By Jason Armstrong, February 28, 2021
4. James Bowie / Gold Star County Marker Dedication panel
James Bowie Statue image. Click for full size.
By Jason Armstrong, February 28, 2021
5. James Bowie Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, OKlahoma. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, OKlahoma.   2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4, 5. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, OKlahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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