Bold Springs

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Bold Springs is on Farm roads 350 and 942 eighty-five miles north of Houston in west central Polk County. One of a series of small communities known collectively as the Louisiana Settlement, Bold Springs was established during the 1840s and named after the springs in the area. A Baptist church was organized there in 1849. The community subsequently had a small turpentine distillery. The Bold Springs post office was known as Nettie, after the postmistress, Nettie Burgess, and operated from 1903 to 1923. A few scattered residences and a church remained in 1984. In 1990 the population was 100.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Bold Springs is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Bold Springs is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Nettie)
  • (Marsh)


Latitude: 30.83463500
Longitude: -94.98549020

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Population Count, 2009