Online Maps of Bosque County

Map of Bosque County - This is a general map of Bosque County showing roads, towns, and rivers with a drop-down box to locate key features. It also shows the location of detailed 1:24000 scale USGS topographic maps and the school boundaries from 1932 which generallly correspond to community names.

Map of BosqueCounty (larger) - This is the same general base map shown above except it is twice as large and easier to read. However, it will require scrolling to see it all and does not contain the feature locator.

Map of Meridian

List of Geographical Features in Bosque County

Current Texas County Highway Maps

Historical Texas County Highway Maps (1936, 1950, 1957, 1962, 1970, 1996)

Current USGS Topographical Maps (2012-2013) with Aerial Photograpy

Historical USGS Topographical Maps (1923-1924)

Historical COE Topographical Maps (1918)

Historical USGS Topographical Maps (1886-1890)

Historical Texas General Land Office Maps (1855, 1869, 1871, 1876)

Historical Texas General Land Office Maps (adjacent counties)



Current Texas County Highway Maps (from the Texas Department of Transportation)

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View Map Legend (10MB PDF)



Historical Texas County Highway Maps

These are general highway maps showing major state and county roads, streams and rivers, towns, and other landmarks. They were produced for each county by the Texas State Highway Department and successor agencies. The earliest maps did not employ aerial and satellite photography and are somewhat inaccurate. They will not sync up exactly with today's 1:24000 scale USGS maps or aerial photography and in some instances are several miles off.

1936 Highway Map - Texas State Highway Department (1936). The original map is physically located in The Bosque County Collection map collection but is hosted online by the Portals to Texas History.

1950 (1941) Highway Map - Texas State Highway Department (originally prepared 1941, State highways only revised to January 1, 1950). The original map is physically located in The Bosque County Collection map collection but is hosted online by the Portals to Texas History.

1957 Highway Map - Texas State Highway Department (1957). The original map is physically located in The Bosque County Collection map collection but is hosted online by the Portals to Texas History.

1962 Highway Map - Texas State Highway Department (1962). The original map is physically located in The Bosque County Collection map collection but is hosted online by the Portals to Texas History.

1970 Highway Map - Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation (1970). The original map is physically located in The Bosque County Collection map collection but is hosted online by the Portals to Texas History.

1996 Highway Map - Texas Department of Transportation (1986 and revised to July 1, 1996). The map is hosted online by The University of Texas Libraries.



Current Topographical Maps (2012-1013) with Aerial Photography

These are current topographic maps showing roads, towns, and rivers, and other features at a scale of 1:24000. They were produced by the United States Geological Survey between 2012 and 2013. Each map is in PDF format with geospatial extensions (GeoPDF®) and contains layers of geographic data which can be turned on and off: orthoimagery (aerial photography), transportation, geographic names, topographic contours, boundaries, hydrography, structures, and woodlands. These are very accurate maps. The GeoPDF extensions allow additional functionality when the free toolbar from TerraGo is installed in Adobe Acrobat Reader. For example, latitude and longitude can be determined by holding the cursor over any point on the map.

Download Allen Bend Quadrangle (21MB PDF)
Download Blum Quadrangle (21MB PDF)
Download Brazos Point Quadrangle (23MB PDF)
Download Camp Branch Quadrangle (21MB PDF)
Download China Springs Quadrangle (22MB PDF)
Download Clairette Quadrangle (21MB PDF)
Download Clifton Quadrangle (20MB PDF)
Download Coryell Quadrangle (18MB PDF)
Download Cranfills Gap Quadrangle (20MB PDF)
Download Fairy Quadrangle (19MB PDF)
Download German Valley Quadrangle (20MB PDF)
Download Glen Rose East Quadrangle (22MB PDF)
Download Glen Rose West Quadrangle (25MB PDF)
Download Hurst Spring Quadrangle (20MB PDF)
Download Iredell Quadrangle (21MB PDF)
Download Laguna Park Quadrangle (18MB PDF)
Download Lakeside Village Quadrangle (23MB PDF)
Download Meridian Quadrangle (21MB PDF)
Download Morgan Quadrangle (22MB PDF)
Download Mosheim Quadrangle (21MB PDF)
Download Pilot Knob Quadrangle (21MB PDF)
Download Smiths Bend Quadrangle (21MB PDF)
Download Spring Creek Gap Quadrangle (22MB PDF)
Download Sugarloaf Mountain Quadrangle (21MB PDF)
Download Turnersville Quadrangle (18MB PDF)
Download Valley Mills Quadrangle (21MB PDF)
Download Walnut Springs East Quadrangle (23MB PDF)
Download Walnut Springs West Quadrangle (20MB PDF)
Download Whitney Quadrangle (20MB PDF)



Historical Topographical Maps (1923-1924)

These are topographic maps showing roads, towns, and rivers at a scale of 1:62500. They were produced by the United States Geological Survey between 1927 and 1931 based on surveys conducted in the years shown in the index below. These maps are reasonably accurate and sync up fairly well with today's 1:24000 scale USGS maps.

Download Morgan Quadrangle (5MB PDF)
Download Blum Quadrangle (6MB PDF)
Download Whitney Quadrangle (4MB PDF)



Historical COE Topographical Maps (1918)

This is a topographic map showing roads, towns, and rivers at a scale of 1:125000. It was produced by the United States Corps of Engineers in 1920 based on surveys conducted in the years shown in the index below. These maps were produced before the age of aerial and satellite photography and are somewhat inaccurate. They will not sync up exactly with today's 1:24000 scale USGS maps.

Download Waco Quadrangle (8MB PDF)



Historical Topographical Maps (1886-1890)

These are topographic maps showing roads, towns, and rivers at a scale of 1:125000. They were produced by the United States Geological Survey between 1888 and 1892 based on surveys conducted in the years shown in the index below. These maps were produced before the age of aerial and satellite photography and are somewhat inaccurate. They will not sync up exactly with today's 1:24000 scale USGS maps.

Download Granbury Quadrangle (8MB PDF)
Download Cleburne Quadrangle (8MB PDF)
Download Meridian Quadrangle (8MB PDF)
Download Waco Quadrangle (8MB PDF)



Historical Texas General Land Office Maps

These are land survey maps showing the location of original land surveys conducted during the land grant process. Under the land grant process, a prospective settler could receive a certificate for a specified amount of land under a variety of programs, each with different qualifications. Once the certificate was issued, the settler would locate available land from within the public domain. Using the certificate, the settler would have the desired land surveyed. The certificate and field notes (a written description of the survey) were then sent to the General Land Office and filed. Maps were produced for each county by draftsmen within the General Land Office using the surveys that were submitted. These maps were periodically updated to add new surveys as they were conducted. The maps are amazingly accurate considering the lack of landmarks that existed at the time. The last map in Bosque County was produced April 9, 1945.

1855 Land Survey Map - Texas General Land Office (created 25 Apr 1855 by Joseph Martin). The original map is physically located at the General Land Office in Austin Texas but is hosted online by the Portals to Texas History.

1869 Land Survey Map - Texas General Land Office (created July 1869 by Joseph Martin). The original map is physically located at the General Land Office in Austin Texas but is hosted online by the Portals to Texas History.

1871 Land Survey Map - Texas General Land Office (created circa 1871 by Herman Lungkwitz). The original map is physically located at the General Land Office in Austin Texas but is hosted online by the Portals to Texas History.

1876 Land Survey Map - Texas General Land Office (created Dec 1876 by George J. Thielepape). The original map is physically located at the General Land Office in Austin Texas but is hosted online by the Portals to Texas History.



Historical Texas General Land Office Maps (adjacent counties)

These are links to land survey maps showing the location of original land surveys in adjacent counties. Some of the links are to maps on the Portal of Texas History website. Others are links to maps on the General Land Office website. If the link is to a map on the Portal of Texas History website, navigation of the map is pretty straightforward and intuitive. If the link to a map is on the General Land Office website, it is a bit more cumbersome. You will need to click the "Zoom to see detail!" link just below the map to open a new zoomable window. Then, click on the "Toggle Full Page View" icon at the far right of the -/+ zoom slider that is at the bottom of the map image. After that, you should be able to use the navigation icons at the bottom of the map.

Hill County - 1857 GLO#3672 (Portal website)

Hill County - 1862 GLO#3671 (Portal website)

Hill County - 1871 GLO#3670 (Portal website)

Hill County - 1884 GLO#82049 (GLO website) - This is a particularly useful map as it shows the locations of towns with small red dots.

Hill County - 1922 (Portal website)

Hill County - 1983 GLO#73180 (GLO website)