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.