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Country United States
State Texas
County Bowie
Established 1890
 • Total 200
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 430 & 903
GNIS feature ID 1352714

Boston is an unincorporated community in and the county seat of Bowie County, Texas, United States. Boston is located in the geographic center of Bowie County, 22 miles west of Texarkana. It is part of the Texarkana, TexasTexarkana, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its name was transferred from Old Boston, which was named for early store keeper W. J. Boston.


Boston is situated on the Missouri Pacific Railroad. It is located 22 miles west of Texarkana. It is in the central part of Bowie County. When citizens wanted a post office, it applied under the name Center, but that name was already taken. (see Center, Texas). Hood and Glass were also nominated, but rejected for the same reason. In the 1980s the courthouse was built in New Boston, but Boston remained the county seat. The population is 200 as of 2000.

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