Bowie County, Texas Genealogy Guide2016-05-25T19:39:02+00:00

Bowie County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Bowie County, Texas (Map It) was created on December 17, 1840 from Red River County. This county was named for James Bowie (1796–1836), the legendary knife fighter who died at the Battle of the Alamo.. Learn More About State of Texas History

Bowie County is bordered by McCurtain County, Oklahoma (north), Little River County, Arkansas (northeast), Miller County, Arkansas (southeast), Cass County (south), Morris County (southwest), Red River County (west).

Bowie County Cities and Towns include De Kalb, Hooks, Leary, Maud, Nash, New Boston, Red Lick, Redwater, Texarkana, Wake Village.. A Map of Bowie County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Bowie County, Texas Courthouse Records

Bowie County, Texas Courthouse
Bowie County, TX Courthouse

The Bowie County Courthouse is located in Boston, Texas. Learn More About State of Texas Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicate what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Bowie county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Bowie County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1889, Land Records from 1889, Probate Records from 1889 and Court Records from 1889. The County Clerk's office 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.
  • Bowie County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

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