Boonville, Texas

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Boonville, Texas
The 1856 Turner Peters Log Cabin at the Boonville Heritage Park
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County Brazos County
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96°18'52" W

Boonville was the first county seat of Brazos County, Texas, now a ghost town.

History[edit]

Boonville was the county seat in Brazos County (formerly known as Navasota County) from the 1840s to the 1860s. Boonville was named in honor of Mordecai Boon, Sr., nephew of Daniel Boone. When the Houston and Texas Central Railway was extended from Millican to Bryan in 1866, Bryan was made the county seat.[1]

The former town site is now located in Bryan near State Highway 6. Since the 1990s, a cemetery on Boonville Road has been the last remaining structure associated with Boonville. It is marked by a Texas Centennial monument.

The area around the cemetery is now the Boonville Heritage Park as of early 2015. The park has new structures including a log cabin built in 1856 and relocated from Grimes County, Texas. The park also features a Six flags over Texas Plaza, a replica of a "Twin Sister" cannon and interpretive panels.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boonville, TX". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  2. ^ "Grand opening set for Boonville Heritage Park". KAGS-TV. Retrieved 7 April 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Boonville, Texas at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 30°40′15″N 96°19′29″W / 30.67083°N 96.32472°W / 30.67083; -96.32472