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BOONSVILLE, TEXAS

Wise County, North Central Texas
FM 920
20 Miles SW of Decatur
13 Miles SW of Bridgeport
23 Miles N of Weatherford

Population: 000052 (2000)

Boonsville Area Hotels
Decatur Hotels | Weatherford Hotels |

Boonsville TX city limit
Entering Boonsville
Photo courtesy Mike Price, July 2009
History in a Pecan Shell

Pioneer settler Stephen Boon is the namesake of both the community and the nearby creek. In the 1870s the village was forming with a nucleus of about 30 people. Later that decade the residents applied for and were granted a post office. The settlement had two cotton gins around 1880 and by the following year there were three stores in operation.

In 1882 the village moved from its site on the creek to the present location. Hopes of a railroad connection were dashed in the 1890s but despite this serious drawback, the 1914 population remained at a respectable population of 150. Growth came to a standstill and the population remained at the same level through the early 1970s. Boonville schools merged with those in Bridgeport
in 1950. The post office closed in the mid-1960s. In the second half of the 1970s the population took a severe dip to a mere 52 people where it remained through the 1990 Census. The same number was used for the count in 2000.
Boonsville TX Cemetery
Boonsville Cemetery. See Texas Cemeteries
Photo courtesy Mike Price, July 2009
Boonsville TX - Joe Roughneck
Joe Roughneck
Photo courtesy Mike Price, July 2009
Boonsville TX - Joe Roughneck plaque
Photo courtesy Mike Price, July 2009
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