Bowie County, Texas

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Bowie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It is part of the Texarkana, Texas - Texarkana, Arkansas, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 89,306. Its county seat is New Boston[1]. Bowie is named for James Bowie, the legendary knife fighter who died at the Battle of the Alamo.

Bowie County is one of 46 prohibition or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas. However, the community of Texarkana straddles the state line with Arkansas, and the Arkansas side is in Miller County which is wet, except for Sundays. State Line Avenue runs directly north and south through Texarkana, literally riding on the state line; thus there are numerous liquor stores on the Arkansas (east) side of the avenue, and none on the Texas (west) side.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 923 square miles (2,390.6 km2), of which 888 square miles (2,299.9 km2) is land and 35 square miles (90.6 km2) (3.78%) is water.

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