Bowie County, Texas

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Bowie County, Texas

Bowie county, located in the forested hills of the northeast corner of the state. Land features clay, sandy, alluvial soils and is drained by the Red and Sulphur rivers. It includes Patman Lake. Local economy consists of government services, lumber, manufacturing, and agribusiness.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.4M
Lowest Price $271K
Highest Price $13.4M
Total Listings 40
Avg. Days On Market 135
Avg. Price/SQFT $334

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Where is Bowie County, Texas?

  • Bowie County 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 county serves as a major point of entry into the state of Texas because of its location on Interstate 30. The county is named for James Bowie, the legendary knife fighter who died at the Battle of the Alamo. Bowie County is part of the Texarkana metropolitan statistical area. Bowie County is no longer one of the seven dry counties in the state of Texas.

Adjacent Counties

  • McCurtain County, Oklahoma (northwest)
  • Little River County, Arkansas (north)
  • Miller County, Arkansas (east)
  • Cass County (south)
  • Morris County (southwest)
  • Red River County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Bowie County

  • Spring Lake Park is the heart and pride of the Texarkana, Texas park system. This 145-acre park features a spring fed lake, open green spaces with picnic areas, playground units, fishing piers and an 18-hole disc golf course. The 1.75-mile Phillip McDougal Walking/Biking Trail strolls throughout the entire park and is a favorite spot for the recreational or avid jogger.

  • 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.

Farming and Ranching in Bowie County

  • In the early twenty-first century agribusiness, lumbering, government services, and some manufacturing were key elements of the area's economy. In 2002 the county had 1,337 farms and ranches covering 307,531 acres, 41 percent of which were devoted to crops, 28 percent to woodlands, and 27 percent to pasture.
  • In that year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $37,342,000; livestock sales accounted for $30,444,000 of the total. Beef cattle, hay, dairy, corn, soybeans, wheat, poultry, pecans, milo, rice, nursery plants, truck crops, horses, and goats were the chief agricultural products. Over 8,706,000 cubic feet of pinewood and over 6,167,000 cubic feet of hardwood were harvested in the county in 2003.
  • After oil was discovered in the county in 1944, petroleum and natural gas production also became part of the area's economy. More than 221,500 barrels of oil and 331,712 cubic feet of gas-well gas were produced in the county in 2000; by the end of that year 5,821,773 barrels of oil had been taken from county lands since 1944.

 

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