Towns and Communities - Past and Present

The following is an alphabetical listing of towns and communities from both past and present Bosque County. Existing towns and communities are shown in bold type with incorporated cities shown in CAPITAL letters. Old towns or earlier names are shown in italic type. The areas where many of these old towns and early communities existed are still referred to geographically by the residents of Bosque County although they no longer exist as vibrant communities. Names shown in [brackets] are misspellings or obsolete spellings. Some towns had other names associated with their location, and these names are shown under "Other Names". 

Towns that are underlined have links to additional information and history concerning that town. If there is a "TL" in the fourth column, it is a link to an historic timeline for the community. If there is an "HT" in the fifth column, it is a link to additional information from the Handbook of Texas, created and maintained by the Texas State Historical Association and distributed in partnership with the University of North Texas. If there is an entry in the "BCLP" column, some history of this town or community has been given under this community history number in the book Bosque County: Land and People published by the Bosque County Historical Commission. The number in the "SCH" column is the county school district number from 1932 for the school that served this community.

The county seat of Bosque County is Meridian. The largest city in Bosque County is Clifton.

TOWNS AND
COMMUNITIES
1998
POP.
2007
POP.
TL HT BCLP SCH OTHER
NAMES
POST
OFFICE*
Allen Bend         C27      
Andrew's Chapel             Brazos Point, Day  
Auburn Branch         C28   consolidated into Union Hill  
Bee Hill           7    
Bergman         C3 57 consolidated into Norse  
Black Stump Valley         C20 55    
Bodine         C31   Lakeside Village, Hunton  
Boggy         C13 20    
Bosque (RR waypoint)                
Boxie         C43  Center Hill  
Brazos Point n/a 20   HT C29   Andrew's Chapel, Day, Dry Branch 29 Oct 1873 - 24 Jul 1896
Carbody?                
[Cave]             Cove Springs, Dell, [Cave Springs]  
[Cave Springs]             Cove Springs, Dell, [Cave]  
Cayote 75 75   HT C43 40 Evans Cross Roads 29 Dec 1879 - 30 Sep 1909
Cedar Shores 170 270   HT        
Cedron           49    
Center Hill         C43 41  Boxie  
Center Point         C44      
Chase             Womack, Mornack 27 Apr 1893 - 30 Jun 1906
[Cliff Town]             CLIFTON, [Clifftown]  
[Clifftown]             CLIFTON, [Cliff Town]  
Clifstone (RR waypoint)                
CLIFTON (inc. 1902) 3,577 3,873 TL HT C2 ISD [Clifftown], [Cliff Town] 22 Jul 1859 - present [zip 76634]
Colony of Kent       HT C32   Kent  
Crossroad Store                
Coon Creek       HT C4 42    
Cooper         C5 32    
County Line           4    
Cove Springs         C14 27 Dell, [Cave], [Cave Springs]  
CRANFILLS GAP 303 364 TL HT C12 6   18 Apr 1879 - present [zip 76637]
Cyrus             Smiths Bend, Roswell 01 Jul 1858 - 18 May 1896
Day             Brazos Point  
Delhi       HT     Eulogy, Smithville  
Dell             Cove Springs, [Cave Springs], [Cave] 28 Jun 1898 - 15 Dec 1904
Dry Branch           11 Brazos Point, Andrew's Chapel, Day  
Dyersville         C41 47    
Eulogy 45 10   HT C30 12 Delhi, Smithville 13 Nov 1885 - 29 Feb 1912
Evans Cross Roads             Cayote  
Fairview (SE)       HT C45   Merrivale  
Fairview (NW)         C21 29    
Flag Branch         C52 5    
Flag Pond             Rural Grove, Rural, Footout 02 Oct 1857 - 26 Feb 1877
Footout         C22   Rural Grove, Rural, Flag Pond  
Fowler       HT C36 68 Steiner 29 Nov 1880 - 12 Dec 1916 (nc)
Garnersville           1    
Gordon           26    
[Greenoak]             Greenock  
Greenock       HT C46    [Greenoak] 17 Jan 1882 - 15 Jun 1916
Griffin Colony                Griffinsville  
Griffinsville             Griffin Colony 31 May 1877 - 08 Aug 1878
Harmony         C6 30    
Help        HT C23   Spring Creek, Vashtie? 14 Apr 1898 - 15 Jan 1908
Hill Creek           54   02 Oct 1873 - 13 Jan 1891
Hog Creek         C49     22 Feb 1867 - 21 Oct 1868
Hollis Prairie       HT     Lane's Chapel  
Howardsville       HT     Mosheim, Live Oak  
Hunton         C31   Lakeside Village, Bodine   
Indian Lodge (locale?)                
IREDELL 357 376 TL HT C19 ISD   21 Dec 1870 - present [zip 76649]
Kent       HT C32   Colony of Kent  
Kimball n/a n/a   HT C33 67   12 Dec 1860 - 31 May 1907
Kimball Bend             merged into Kimball  
Kingsville               14 May 1873 - 18 Oct 1880
Kopperl 225 225 TL HT C26 13   05 Sep 1881 - present [zip 76652]
Laguna Park 550 750   HT C7      
Lakeside Village 226 226   HT     Bodine, Hunton  
Lakewood Harbor n/a 250            
Lane's Chapel       HT C47   Hollis Prairie  
Lick Branch         C34     Lone Oak  
Live Oak       HT     Mosheim, Howardsville  
Live Oak Grove         C15      
Loader Springs           15    
Lone Oak         C34 14  Lick Branch  
MERIDIAN (inc. 1887) 1,414 1,610 TL HT C38 ISD   12 Jun 1856 - present [zip 76665]
Meridian Creek         C16 62    
Merrivale           60 Fairview 20 May 1889 - 14 Oct 1903
Midway           63    
MORGAN (inc. 1880) 547 536   HT C40 ISD Steele's Creek 22 Dec 1879 - present [zip 76671]
[Mornack]             Womack  
Mosheim 75 75   HT C48 3 Howardsville, Live Oak 21 Jul 1887 - 14 Oct 1903
Mount View         C17      
Mount Zion         C24 24    
Mustang         C18 21    
Negro Hill             Pleasant Hill  
Neill's Creek           36 Searsville 18 Jul 1859 - ???? (nc)
New Home           64    
Norman Hill               21 Jul 1859 - 01 Dec 1879
Norse 110 110   HT C8 18 Norse Grove, Norway 27 Dec 1880 - 31 Dec 1929
Norse Grove             Norse, Norway  
Norway             Norse, Norse Grove  
Norway Hills             Norway Mills  
Norway Mills             Norway Hills 12 Apr 1879 - 17 Jul 1890
Pendell (RR waypoint)       HT        
Pikesville       HT C25      
Pleasant Hill         C9 65 Negro Hill  
Poesville       HT        
Powell Dale       HT C35   Powelldale 05 May 1873 - 29 Aug 1881
Prairie View           8    
Rock Springs       HT   66  
Roswell       HT     Smiths Bend, Smith Bend, Cyrus  28 Jun 1898 - 15 Dec 1904
Round Mountain         C5 consolidated into Cooper   
Rural             Rural Grove, Footout, Flag Pond 20 Jan 1892 - 29 Jan 1895
Rural Grove             Rural, Footout, Flag Pond  
Russell's Gap               21 Aug 1876 - 15 May 1883
Searsville       HT C50   Neill's Creek ???? (nc) - 05 Nov 1866
Smiths Bend n/a n/a   HT C10 43 Cyrus, Roswell  
Smithville       HT     Eulogy, Delhi  
Spring Creek       HT   22 Help, Vashtie  
Spring Creek Gap           23    
Steele's Creek               26 Aug, 1879 - 29 Dec 1879
Steiner 20 n/a   HT C36   Fowler 12 Dec 1916 (nc) - ????
Sun               01 Jun 1887 - 02 Sep 1887
Taylor Springs         C52   Flag Branch  
The Colony       HT     Rock Springs  
Turkey Creek           33    
Union Hill       HT C37 52    
VALLEY MILLS 1,107 1,230 TL HT C42 ISD   19 Apr 1870 - present [zip 76689]
Vashtie?             Spring Creek, Help  
Vaughan             Vaughn's Store 19 May 1879 - 15 Sep 1881
Vaughn's Store             Vaughan  
Walling Bend       HT C39 44    
Walnut       HT C51   WALNUT SPRINGS 10 Sep 1883 - 16 Sep 1892 (nc)
WALNUT SPRINGS 825 822 TL HT   ISD Walnut 16 Sep 1892 (nc) - present [zip 76690]
Willow Springs           10    
Womack 25 25   HT C11 2 Chase, [Mornack] 08 Jan 1880 - ????

* (nc) after date indicates date of post office name change

1998 populations are taken from the 2000-2001 Texas Almanac published by The Dallas Morning News. 2007 populations are taken from the 2008-2009 Texas Almanac published by The Dallas Morning News. If the population is given as "n/a", an estimate is not available.