Bowie County Texas

is in the far northeastern corner of the state, bordered by the Red River on the north, with Arkansas and Oklahoma across its northern boundary and Arkansas to the east. Boston, the county seat, is located near the center of the county at 33°27' north latitude and 94°25' west longitude, twenty-one miles west of Texarkana, the county's largest town. The county occupies 891 square miles of the East Texas Timberlands. The terrain is level to gently rolling; its elevation ranges from 200 to 450 feet above mean sea level. The county is drained by the Red and Sulphur rivers, which form its northern and southern boundaries. Most of the soils are either loamy or clayey. Mineral resources include oil, gas, lignite, and ceramic clay. The county also has abundant forest lands, and in 1981 its timber production totalled 10,292,035 cubic feet. Temperatures range from an average high of 94°F in July to an average low of 30° in January. Rainfall is abundant, averaging forty-seven inches a year, and the growing season is long, an average of 235 days annually. At first European contact, wildlife native to the area included buffalo, deer, bear, beaver, and turkey.

Bowie County is home to various types of recreation and entertainment. The Bowie County Courthouse and Jail in Boston is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, along with seven sites in and around Texarkana, including the Draughn-Moore House, the Offenhauser Building, the Saenger Theater, the Hotel McCartney, the Rialto Building, the Whitaker House, and the Roseburough Lake Site. There are seven major lakes in the county, the largest being the 20,300-acre Wright Patman Lake.qv Game and fur animals include deer, squirrel, quail, muskrat, beaver, otter, opossum, mink, ring-tailed cat, badger, fox, raccoon, skunk, and civet cat (see furbearing mammals). Texarkana supports a museum and a zoo as well as various cultural events sponsored by Texarkana College. Finally, the county serves as a major point of entry into the state of Texas because of its location on Interstate 30. In 1990 the population of Bowie County was 81,665.

In Texarkana you will find a blending of two great cultures...where the south meets the west! Geographically located on the border of Texas and Arkansas, Texarkana is composed of two cities with the same name. The Texarkana cities are very unique in that they are connected by a man made line-State Line Avenue, which runs through the center of Texarkana.

apn# Legal Description (link to pics) Location approx size square ft prop taxes per year Notes $$$
02600000400 W3/4 lot 5 & 6 Block 1 Bringles add 2102 Main St. 9583 (1/5+ acre) $46 In city of Texarkana on Main street 12400
11680022000 Lot 3 Block 6 HS Janes A-306 Thomas Road/Ray street 1 acre $75 Hiway frontage road. possible. commercial 34,000
27600001810 Lot 11 Block 1 H. Wards 1st add. to town of Dekalb NE Dotson 37460 (.86+/- acre) $150 in Dekalb 10200
06640001800 Edwards Addition lot 37 Block 8 2007 Main street .15 ac. $85 In city of Texarkana on Main Street 5500
07460000100 BT Estes addn. Lots 1-4 Block 1 Capps .60 $50 4 adjoining lots in town 2500 SOLD
28640012020 West Texarkana S 98' of Lot 12 1201 Apple .11 $25   2500 * SOLD

 

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