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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bowie County, Texas

Clickable Map of Bowie 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> Bowie County, TX (18) Cass County, TX (10) Morris County, TX (18) Red River County, TX (19) Little River County, AR (9) Miller County, AR (5) McCurtain County, OK (11)  BowieCounty(18) Bowie County (18)  CassCounty(10) Cass County (10)  MorrisCounty(18) Morris County (18)  RedRiverCounty(19) Red River County (19)  LittleRiverCountyArkansas(9) Little River County (9)  MillerCounty(5) Miller County (5)  McCurtainCountyOklahoma(11) McCurtain County (11)
New Boston is the county seat for Bowie County
Adjacent to Bowie County, Texas
      Cass County (10)  
      Morris County (18)  
      Red River County (19)  
      Little River County, Arkansas (9)  
      Miller County, Arkansas (5)  
      McCurtain County, Oklahoma (11)  
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1 Texas, Bowie County, Dalby Springs — Dalby Springs Methodist Church
Built of knotless pine lumber in 1888. First house of worship built by congregation who had been worshipping since 1839 in homes, groves and school. During this time the town of Dalby Springs emerged from farmland and grew into a summer health . . . Map (db m160935) HM
2 Texas, Bowie County, De Kalb — 9475 — De Kalb
Named for Maj. Gen. Johann de Kalb - a hero of the American Revolution - upon suggestion (1836) of David Crockett, a visitor on his way to fight in Texas War for Independence. Other Texas heroes traveling through here were James B. Fannin and Wm. . . . Map (db m96648) HM
3 Texas, Bowie County, DeKalb — 9480 — First United Methodist Churchof DeKalb
The Rev. William Stevenson led the pioneering efforts of Methodist Circuit Riders in Northeast Texas in 1815. He preached on both sides of the Red River, although Protestant Services were then illegal in the Spanish Territory of Texas. Methodist . . . Map (db m160916) HM
4 Texas, Bowie County, Hooks — 12409 — Pecan Point Signersof the Texas Declaration of Independence
Five of the most prominent delegates to the Constitutional Convention of Texas, held March, 1836, hailed from Pecan Point, in this vicinity. Richard Ellis (an attorney and judge) was chosen president of the meeting and later served four terms in the . . . Map (db m96573) HM
5 Texas, Bowie County, New Boston — 9469 — Bowie County
Named for James Bowie (1799-1836), who fought for Texas freedom from 1819, when he joined the Long Expedition, to 1836 — when he died in defense of the Alamo. Inhabited before 1800 by agricultural Indians, charted 1819 for . . . Map (db m96141) HM
6 Texas, Bowie County, New Boston — James Bowie / Gold Star County
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 . . . Map (db m170641) HM
7 Texas, Bowie County, Texarkana — 9471 — Central Christian Church
Founded in 1883 with the Rev. J. C. Mason as first pastor, the Central Christian Church congregation built this structure in 1932. Construction was supervised by architect and church member E. C. Seibert (1878-1941), who used carefully placed . . . Map (db m96569) HM
8 Texas, Bowie County, Texarkana — Confederate Mothers Monument
“O great Confederate mothers, we would paint your names on monuments, that men may read them as the years go by and trib- ute pay to you, who bore and nur- tured hero-sons and gave them solace on that darkest day, when they came home, . . . Map (db m196813) WM
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9 Texas, Bowie County, Texarkana — 9485 — Francis Marion Henry(Dec. 11, 1832 - April 21, 1911) Reported missing
The great great grandson of Patrick Henry; served army of the Confederacy before buying tract in Texarkana about 1873. Captain Henry was elected to Texas Senate in 1876. Built first brick home in city; donated site for Methodist church. A leading . . . Map (db m160827) HM
10 Texas, Bowie County, Texarkana — James Bowie
Front Hero of the Alamo "They never fail who die in a just cause" Love of adventure brought the young South Carolinian to Texas with James Long in 1819. Romance made of him a Mexican citizen and won for him in San . . . Map (db m96572) HM
11 Texas, Bowie County, Texarkana — 12411 — Martha Adams Runnels(March 26, 1836 - July 19, 1907)
A first lady of Texas. Wife of H.W. Runnels, member of Legislature 1857-59. During these years she and husband lived in Governor's Mansion, where she was the official hostess for her bachelor brother-in-law, Gov. Hardin Richard Runnels. . . . Map (db m160784) HM
12 Texas, Bowie County, Texarkana — 9505 — Rose Hill Cemetery
One of the oldest cemeteries in Texarkana. Founded as "City Cemetery" in 1874, shortly after the town was established in December, 1873. Here lie the remains of some of the city's first citizens-plantation owners, the livery stable owner, country . . . Map (db m160780) HM
13 Texas, Bowie County, Texarkana — 13247 — Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
The Texas and Pacific Railroad founded Texarkana on December 8, 1873. Anthony Ghio and Col. R.W. Rodgers purchased town lots on the first day of sale. They and several other residents formed Sacred Heart Catholic Church under the leadership of . . . Map (db m160910) HM
14 Texas, Bowie County, Texarkana — 9490 — Scott Joplin(November 24, 1868 - April 1, 1917)
Black composer Scott Joplin, often called the "King of Ragtime Music", was born in Texarkana, Texas, five years before the townsite was platted in 1873. His family lived in this vicinity, and he attended nearby Orr School on Laurel Street. His . . . Map (db m96570) HM
15 Texas, Bowie County, Texarkana — 9509 — St. James Episcopal Church
Local Episcopalians met on Oct. 30, 1876, at the Marquand Hotel to organize this congregation. The first parish meeting was held April 2, 1877. Citizens of all faiths contributed funds for the first church building, erected on property donated by . . . Map (db m160885) HM
16 Texas, Bowie County, Texarkana — 9510 — TexarkanaA 1973 Centennial Birthday City
Founded when Texas & Pacific railroad platted townsite and held sale of lots on Dec. 8, 1873, to open regional shipping point. Strategically located on famed Indian trail from the Mississippi to Mexico, site had already been named (for its . . . Map (db m202025) HM
17 Texas, Bowie County, Texarkana — Texarkana World War I Memorial
In memory of the men from Bowie County, Texas and Miller County, Arkansas, who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country in the World War 1917 - 1918. They and their comrades fought not for selfish gain nor for one foot of added . . . Map (db m196812) WM
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18 Texas, Bowie County, Texarkana — 9512 — United States Post Office and Courthouse
Currently, only Federal office building to straddle state line. Present Texas-Arkansas state boundary (established in 1841 by United States and Republic of Texas) passes through center. Each state had separate post offices until 1892, when first . . . Map (db m96566) HM
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May. 30, 2023