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  Bowie - History
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Established December 01, 1840
Disbanded Still Active
Last ModifiedRBH June 03, 2011 11:22pm
DescriptionFormed from part of Red River County, Bowie is named for James Bowie, the legendary knife fighter who died at the Battle of the Alamo. Its county seat is New Boston

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May 11, 1846 -


BOWIE lost to creation of TITUS. (Texas Laws 1846, 1st leg./p. 198)

April 25, 1846 - May 11, 1846


BOWIE lost to creation of CASS. (Texas Laws 1846, 1st leg./p. 135)

January 08, 1844 - April 25, 1846


BOWIE gained from HARRISON. (Texas Repub. Laws 1843, 8th cong./p. 12)

June 27, 1842 - January 08, 1844


[by 27 Jun 1842] BOWIE gained from PASCHAL (Judicial County) when Republic of Texas Supreme Court ruled judicial counties unconstitutional. ("Stockton v. Montgomery" in Dallam, 473-486)

January 28, 1841 - June 27, 1842


BOWIE lost to creation of PASCHAL (Judicial County). (Texas Repub. Laws 1840, 5th cong./p. 56)

December 17, 1840 - January 28, 1841


BOWIE created by the Republic of Texas from RED RIVER. (Texas Repub. Laws 1840, 5th cong./p. 97)

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