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Bowie, Texas

Bowie is in southwestern Montague County and is the largest city in the county. When the railroad built through the area in 1882, local settlers moved to the site of the construction camps and businesses appeared in canvas tents. A townsite was laid out and residents applied for a post office to be named for James Bowie. In 1867, Montague County was the last Texas county crossed by traildrivers heading to the Chisholm Trail and north to cattle markets.

Today the city serves as a retail shopping center. Industry, ranching, agriculture, oil and retail trade form a diversified base for its economy. Antiques, collectibles, gift shops, tearooms, homestyle cooking, bed and breakfasts and more.

Annual celebrations include the Fantasy of Lights Parade in December, Jim Bowie Days in the summer, and Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival in the fall. Bowie has been designated a Texas Main Street City.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Bowie, TX

Grand Prairie Municipal Golf Course -Blue/Red

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Milam County Historical Museum

Housed in the restored county jail, c. 1895, the Milam County Historical Museum is complete with cells, shackles, and gallows...

Grapevine Lake ORV Areas

Marshall Creek Park is an 877-acre recreational area operated by the Town of Trophy Club. Located on the southwestern shores ...

Richland Chambers Lake Boating

Do you like to sail? Richland Chambers Lake is reported to be the largest inland sailing basin in Texas. Sailing enthusiast...

Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course -River

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...