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Bowie County, Texas
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Bowie County, Texas Facts

When was Bowie County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on December 17, 1840 from Red River County.

What is the County Seat of Bowie County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Boston also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Bowie County, TX?
Bordering Counties are McCurtain County, Oklahoma, Little River County, AR, Miller County, AR, Cass CountyMorris CountyRed River County.

Bowie County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Bowie County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bowie 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 Bowie County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death CertificateMarriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Bowie County, TX Census Records

What Bowie County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bowie County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Bowie Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bowie Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bowie Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 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.

Bowie County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Bowie County Courthouse

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

Bowie County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Bowie Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Bowie Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Bowie Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bowie Co. TX General and History Websites

Bowie Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Bowie Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bowie Co. TX Military Records