Historic cemeteries in
Bosque, Texas

Acuff Cemetery Arnold Cemetery Barry Cemetery Barton Cemetery Bismark-Thiele Cemetery Boggy Cemetery Brazos Point Cemetery Cedron Cemetery Cedron Cemetery Center-Point Cemetery Chase Cemetery Clifton Cemetery Clifton Memorial Cemetery Cole Family Cemetery Coon Creek Cemetery Cooper Cemetery Cove Springs Cemetery Cowboy Pete Cemetery Cranfill Family Cemetery Cranfill Family Cemetery Culpepper Cemetery Cunningham Cemetery Cureton Cemetery Davis Cemetery Dees Cemetery Dell Cemetery Dennis Cemetery Eakin-Evans Graves Cemetery Eubanks-Griffin Graves Cemetery Everett-McLennan Cemetery Everett-Raley Graves Cemetery Fairview Cemetery Felzer Cemetery Flag Branch Cemetery Fossett Family Cemetery Foster Cemetery Fulton Cemetery Gary Cemetery Glass Cemetery Goodall Cemetery Gordon Cemetery Hanna Cemetery Hanson Cemetery Harrick-Dennis Cemetery Harvick Cemetery Hester-Williamson Cemetery Hill Creek Cemetery Hill-Long Cemetery Holder Cemetery Johnson Grave Cemetery Kanz Cemetery Kimball Cemetery Knowles Cemetery Kopperl Cemetery Lanes Chapel Cemetery Lumpkin Cemetery Main-Webb Cemetery Marland Graves Cemetery Martha Maybray Randal Cemetery Martin Cemetery McCandless Cemetery McKissick Cemetery Meridian Cemetery Morgan Cemetery New Mitchell Cemetery Norway Mills Cemetery Oak Grove Cemetery Odle-Poston Cemetery Old Valley Mills Cemetery Old Womack School Cemetery Oswald Cemetery Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery Parks Cemetery Pearce Cemetery Pinnell Cemetery Pollen Cemetery Possell Cemetery Riverside Cemetery Rock Church Cemetery Rock Springs Cemetery Roden T. Crane Grave Cemetery Russell Cemetery Sadler Cemetery Scrutchfield-Searsville Cemetery Smith Cemetery Smith-Pitts Cemetery Spring Creek Cemetery St. Olaf Lutheran Cemetery Standifer Cemetery Terrell Cemetery Thomason-Kennedy Cemetery Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Unknown (E. Of Spring Creek Cem) Cemetery Unknown (N Of Oswald Cem) Cemetery Unknown (Plowman Creek, N Of Kepperl) Cemetery Unknown Cemetery (S. Of 2136) Unknown Grave Cemetery Unknown Graves - Former Location Of Colwick Family Cemetery Unknown, Possibly Russell-French Cemetery Valley Mills Cemetery Willow Cemetery Wilson Homesite Cemetery Womack Cemetery Womack-White Cemetery
The state of Texas was once an independent country known as the Republic of Texas. It gained independence from Mexico in 1836 and was a separate nation until it was annexed by the United States in 1845.
Bosque County, located in central Texas, has a rich history that stretches back thousands of years. The area was once inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Tonkawa, Comanche, and Lipan Apache. Spanish explorers began to explore the region in the 17th century, but it wasn't until the mid-19th century that settlers began to arrive in significant numbers.

In 1852, the Texas legislature formally established Bosque County, named after the Bosque River, which flows through the area. The county quickly developed as an agricultural hub, with settlers primarily engaged in farming and ranching. The arrival of the railroad in the late 19th century further spurred economic growth and brought increased connectivity to the area.

During the Civil War, Bosque County, like much of Texas, sided with the Confederacy. The county sent troops to fight under the Confederate banner, and the war had a significant impact on the local economy. After the war, Bosque County faced challenges in rebuilding its economy and infrastructure.

In the early 20th century, the discovery of oil and gas brought renewed prosperity to Bosque County. The oil industry brought investment and job opportunities, leading to a period of economic growth and development. Today, Bosque County is known for its scenic beauty, outdoor activities, and historical landmarks, making it a popular destination for tourists and a desirable place to live.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Bosque County, Texas.

  • 1854 - Bosque County is created and organized, named after the Bosque River.
  • 1855 - Bosque County's first permanent settlement, Clifton, is established.
  • 1861-1865 - During the Civil War, Bosque County supports the Confederacy.
  • 1870 - The first courthouse is built in Meridian, which becomes the county seat.
  • 1882 - The Waco and Northwestern Railroad is completed, boosting the county's economy.
  • 1890s - Bosque County experiences an economic boom due to agriculture and the expansion of railroads.
  • 1905 - Meridian becomes the first community in central Texas to have electric lights.
  • 1929 - The Great Depression negatively impacts the county's economy.
  • 1938 - The Civilian Conservation Corps builds Lake Whitney, a popular recreational site.
  • 1940s-1950s - Bosque County's population declines due to outmigration and agricultural changes.
  • 1990s - Bosque County experiences population growth and a revitalization of its downtown areas.
  • 2015 - Bosque County celebrates its 160th anniversary.