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Bowieville was a farming community on Farm Road 457 twelve miles southeast of Bay City in eastern Matagorda County. It was probably named for nearby Lake Bowie. In 1936 Bowieville had about ten dwellings but no businesses. By 1949 the community was within the Van Vleck Independent School District, and by 1978 Bowieville was no longer shown on the county highway map.

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Stephen L. Hardin | © TSHA

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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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Bowieville is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Bowieville is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Cedar Lake)


Latitude: 28.94217980
Longitude: -95.73914060

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated