Bowie ( /buːiː/) is a city in Montague County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,219 at the 2000 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, Bowie has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²), of which, 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.53%) is water.
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History. On July 22, 1881, Bowie was incorporated as a town in Montague County, Texas.(There is also a Bowie County, which includes Texarkana in northeastern Texas.) The town began to expand with the arrival of the Fort Worth and Denver Railway in 1882. In 1884, four men robbed the First National Bank of Bowie and allegedly left with over $10,000 in gold coins.
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Bowie, Texas detailed profile. Tornado activity: Bowie-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average.It is 115% greater than the overall U.S. average.. On 4/3/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 42.3 miles away from the Bowie city center killed 7 people and injured 111 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Inspired by the spirited leadership of Benjamin Rush Milam, the newly created Texan Army takes possession of the city of San Antonio, an important victory for the Republic of Texas in its war for independence from Mexico.
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