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Bosque County, Texas Facts

Bosque County

When was Bosque County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on Febuary 4, 1854 from MeLennan County. This county was named for the Bosque River (Bosque is Spanish for "wooded") .

What is the County Seat of Bosque County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Meridian also, the county government website is www.bosquecounty.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Bosque County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Somervell County (north), Johnson County (northeast), Hill County (east), McLennan County (southeast), Coryell County (south), Hamilton County (west), Erath County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Bosque County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Clifton, Cranfills Gap, Iredell, Meridian, Morgan, Valley Mills, Walnut Springs.


Bosque County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Bosque County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bosque County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Bosque County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.


Bosque County, TX Census Records

What Bosque County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bosque County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Bosque Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bosque Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bosque Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1860.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.


Bosque County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Bosque County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Bosque County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Bosque County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Bosque County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 617, Meridian 76665
  • Bosque County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (254) 435-2201
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1860
    • Land Records: 1854
    • Probate Records: 1855
    • Court Records:1856
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Bosque County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Bosque County, TX?
A list of Bosque County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Bosque County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Bosque County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Bosque County.

Bosque Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Bosque Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Bosque Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bosque Co. TX General and History Websites

Bosque Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Bosque Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bosque Co. TX Military Records

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