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Bosque County, Texas

Bosque county features hilly land broken by the Brozos and Bosque Rivers. Consists of limestone to alluvial soils with cedars, oaks, and mesquites. Local economy consists of agribusiness, government services, small industries, and tourism.

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Average Price $1.2M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $7.1M
Total Listings 45
Avg. Days On Market 15
Avg. Price/SQFT $957

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Bosque County Information

Bosque County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau approximately 35 minutes or 35 miles northwest of Waco, Texas. The county seat of Bosque County is the town of Meridian, although Clifton is larger. 

Bosque County is mostly rural, with vast tracts given over to farming in the flatlands. 

Bosque County's economy is primarily based on agriculture and tourism. 

What Is Bosque County Known For? 

Bosque County is known for its many waterways and lakes, transitional landscapes, and varied settler cultures, including German and Norwegian. Meridian also hosts a popular barbecue competition, while Clifton has a number of cultural attractions like museums and a theater. 

Land For Sale Bosque County TX

Bosque County covers 989 square miles of land considered part of Texas' North Central Plains. As such, much of the county is made up of wide flat plains, particularly around the various rivers, lakes, and waterways. Many of these plains have been developed for crop farming.

The flat plains of Bosque County rise into flat-top hills, with areas undergoing elevation changes of around 800 feet. 

Bosque County is also known for its many waterways and lakes. The main rivers are the Brazos River and the Bosque River. Smaller rivers, creeks, and tributaries include Mesquite, Grass, Hill, Fall, Honey, Meridian, Turkey, Mill, Spring, and Duffan's. 

The main lake in the area is Lake Whitney, constructed in 1951 on the Brazos River. The abundance of water provided by this and other sources make the area well suited to various types of farming. 

The hilly areas of Bosque County are excellent for hunting, and hunting leases are a big part of the local tourism and recreational economies. 

The growing season in Bosque County is approximately 243 days. 

Most of Bosque County is within a relatively convenient distance of the I-35 corridor connecting Dallas-Fort Worth, Waco, and Austin. A number of state highways also converge on Meridian, providing quick access to surrounding counties.

Bosque County's neighbors are:

  • Somervell County to the north
  • Johnson County to the northeast
  • Hill County to the east
  • McLennan County to the southeast
  • Coryell County to the south
  • Hamilton County to the west
  • Erath County to the northwest

How Far Is Bosque County From Dallas-Forth Worth TX?

Bosque County is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, or 68 miles from Dallas-Fort Worth. 

Communities in Bosque County

There are a number of cities and communities in Bosque County.  These are Clifton (the largest), Meridian (the county seat), Cranfills Gap, Iredell, Morgan, Valley Mills, and Walnut Springs. 

Clifton is known for its Norwegian heritage and cultural events, museums, and healthcare services. Meridian has a community college, a beautiful historic courthouse, and is the center for tourism in many ways. 

Overall, residents and visitors to Bosque County enjoy many recreational, cultural, and entertainment options. Popular activities in the area include hunting, fishing, and other water-related activities at the two lakes. There's also Meridian State Park and numerous scenic drives to enjoy. 

History Of Bosque County

The first surveys were conducted in the area that was to become Bosque County in 1839, and an expedition led by Major George Erath made its way through in 1841. Erath laid out the location of Meridian in the approximate center of Bosque County. 

The first permanent European settlers arrived in Bosque County around 1849. Bosque County was officially created in 1854, with Meridian as the county seat. Ranching and farming were part of Bosque County's history from that point on, with The Chisholm Cattle Trail passing through the area and waves of European settlers coming to make use of the fertile land. 


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