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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bosque County, Texas

Clickable Map of Bosque County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bosque County, TX (19) Coryell County, TX (29) Erath County, TX (61) Hamilton County, TX (32) Hill County, TX (61) Johnson County, TX (47) McLennan County, TX (157) Somervell County, TX (20)  BosqueCounty(19) Bosque County (19)  CoryellCounty(29) Coryell County (29)  ErathCounty(61) Erath County (61)  HamiltonCounty(32) Hamilton County (32)  HillCounty(61) Hill County (61)  JohnsonCounty(47) Johnson County (47)  McLennanCounty(157) McLennan County (157)  SomervellCounty(20) Somervell County (20)
Meridian is the county seat for Bosque County
Adjacent to Bosque County, Texas
      Coryell County (29)  
      Erath County (61)  
      Hamilton County (32)  
      Hill County (61)  
      Johnson County (47)  
      McLennan County (157)  
      Somervell County (20)  
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1Texas, Bosque County, Iredell — 13086 — Iredell First United Methodist Church
In 1869, Methodists in the Iredell area began worshiping at Hester Schoolhouse, a building used by both Baptists and Methodists for services. The Rev. Peter W. Gravis served as pastor. Two years later, the Methodist congregation moved to Wills . . . Map (db m161851) HM
2Texas, Bosque County, Iredell — 4280 — Riverside Cemetery
According to local oral tradition, land for this cemetery and the adjacent church was donated by the family of Ward Keeler, a New York native who came to Bosoue County about 1870 and founded the town of Iredell. The oldest documented grave here is . . . Map (db m161857) HM
3Texas, Bosque County, Kopperl — 5595 — Union Hill School
Started before 1879, the Union Hill School was one of several rural schools that served the early settlers of Bosque County. A two-room 1888 schoolhouse, located across the road, was used until 1914, when a two-story building was constructed at this . . . Map (db m194308) HM
4Texas, Bosque County, Meridian — 463 — Bosque County
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 . . . Map (db m155491) HM
5Texas, Bosque County, Meridian — 464 — Bosque County Courthouse
1886. Limestone quarried from nearby hills. Gothic styling. Clock tower modified, 1935, to strengthen roof. Unique iron stairs and railing remain. County's fourth courthouse. First, in 1854, was one-room log cabin. Recorded Texas Historic . . . Map (db m161847) HM
6Texas, Bosque County, Meridian — 22509 — Dr. Russell Daniel Holt
Dr. Russell Daniel Holt (1910-1959) began working as a camp surgeon for the CCC at Camp Beauregard, Louisiana. After hearing that there was a need for a doctor in Meridian, Dr. Holt began practicing in the area in 1938 and set up the city's first . . . Map (db m178412) HM
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7Texas, Bosque County, Meridian — 15893 — First Baptist Church of Meridian
John Clabaugh and W.A. Mason, missionaries for the Texas Baptist Convention, established first Baptist Church of Meridian on March 13, 1859 with ten area residents. Circuit-riding Preachers conducted the first worship services, and the . . . Map (db m161803) HM
8Texas, Bosque County, Meridian — 2122 — General Alison Nelson(1822 - 1862)
Soldier, Statesman and Indian fighter. In his native Georgia, a Legislator and Mayor of City of Atlanta. General in Cuban Liberation Forces, 1850. On reaching Texas 1856, joined State Troops fighting Indians. Elected 1859 to State . . . Map (db m161844) HM
9Texas, Bosque County, Meridian — 12403 — Martha Mabray Randal(1852-1935)
Child of J.N. Mabray, one of organizers and first clerk of Bosque County. Married Thos. J. Randal; had 11 children.Map (db m180040) HM
10Texas, Bosque County, Meridian — 13712 — St. James Episcopal Church
Local Episcopalians founded the St. James congregation in 1913. Charter members Dr. James Julius Lumpkin and his wife, Ida Etoile (Fuller), donated this site, and church officials consecrated the new facilities that year. The church prospered in . . . Map (db m161841) HM
11Texas, Bosque County, Morgan — 1892 — First United Methodist Church of Morgan
Organized in 1889, the Morgan Methodist Church first held worship services in the Baptist church building. At an 1891 revival, the fellowship initiated plans to construct this sanctuary. Originally a one-room structure, the building was enlarged in . . . Map (db m69595) HM
12Texas, Bosque County, Smith Bend — 18740 — Coon Creek Community
The Coon Creek community evolved from the Old Cyrus community, the oldest settlement in southeastern Bosque County. The first settler was Temple Spivey who purchased land on the Brazos River in 1853. In January 1856, John Jackson Smith purchased . . . Map (db m161798) HM
13Texas, Bosque County, Smith Bend — 4953 — Smith Bend - Coon Creek Cemetery
John Jackson Smith (1799-1867) and his wife Margaret (1802-1881) migrated here from Mississippi in the 1850s and founded Smith Bend community. They gave land for this cemetery after the death of their son Burton (1832 1856). The Smiths' daughter . . . Map (db m161788) HM
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14Texas, Bosque County, Valley Mills — 3034 — Lanes Chapel and Cemetery
Pioneer area settler Joshua McCuistion donated land at this site for a Methodist chapel to serve the community of Hollis Prairie. Completed about 1880 adjacent to a schoolhouse, it was built by John R. Lane and his sons, for whom the settlement was . . . Map (db m84910) HM
15Texas, Bosque County, Walnut Springs — Freedom Is Not Free
In Honor of Those Who Are Serving and Have Served in the Armed Forces of the United States of AmericaMap (db m194302) WM
16Texas, Bosque County, Walnut Springs — 717 — Captain J.J. Cureton, C.S.A.(1826-1881)
Indian fighter, lawman and rancher. Settled on the Palo Pinto County frontier, 1854. Led neighbors in defending homes during Indian raids. In 1860 helped rescue Cynthia Ann Parker, who had been taken 24 years before by Comanches. Captain . . . Map (db m194301) HM
17Texas, Bosque County, Walnut Springs — 17652 — Fulton Cemetery
This cemetery was originally known as the Morgan Cemetery due to its location on land owned by Daniel Morgan (1818-1892), a native of Kentucky. Morgan came to Texas from Illinois with his family in 1834. Morgan served in the Civil War in Company F, . . . Map (db m194300) HM
18Texas, Bosque County, Walnut Springs — In Memory of the Gallant Dead
World War I Russell Moseley, Inf. Joe Lail, Inf. Lafayette Webb, Inf. World War II Harold Adams, A.A.F. Moffett C. Cook, Prcht. Trp. John Clifford Cook, C.G. Norval R. Mccarty, Inf. Charley Freeman, M.M. Alfred . . . Map (db m194303) WM
19Texas, Bosque County, Walnut Springs — 2716 — James Buckner "Buck" Barry, C.S.A.(1821-1906)
Came to Texas from North Carolina in 1845. Fought in Mexican War and Indian Campaigns. In the Civil War, commanded Confederate cavalry regiment in Texas outposts from Red River to Fort McKavett. Camps were a day's horseback ride apart. Patrols . . . Map (db m194304) HM
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Mar. 28, 2023