Bowie County, Texas Records
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..
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, TX Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. 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 record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- 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
Bowie County, Texas Census Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- Texas Census Substitute Records: 1820-1890
- State Population Schedules: Republic of Texas Poll Lists for 1846
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Bowie County, Texas Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from 1903 to present.
- Marriage Records: available from the County Clerk
- Divorce Records: available from the Clerk of District Court
- Locations: Texas Department of State Health Services
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth and Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756; (888) 963-7111 or (512) 458-7111
Bowie County, Texas Resources
- Texarkana Genealogical Society
- Garland Genealogical Society
- New Boston Genealogical Society
- Bowie Co. Records Available on Microfilm
- Bowie County, Texas Message Boards
Bowie County, Texas External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Texas (1813 - 1993)
- Bowie County, Texas Books - Amazon
- Bowie Co., Texas - FindaGrave
- Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection
- Bowie Co., Texas Almanac
- Texas county histories : a bibliography
- Bowie County History
- Bowie County, Texas Links - Cyndi's List
- Bowie Co. TXGenweb
- Bowie County, Texas Ancestry Database Collections
- Texas General Land Office Map Collection
- Bowie County, Texas Military Records