County Offices
Washington & Rush
Montague 940-894-2461

Chamber of Commerce
708 Highway 59N
Bowie 940-872-1173

While the cattle-ranching industry still dominates Montague County, the region has matured into a desirable residential address with communities that boast a diversified mix of business and industry. The excellent public library in Bowie complements a progressive public school system equipped with the latest in technology from computer-assisted drafting to high-tech vocational programs. Strong athletic programs and a variety of extra-curricular activities balance the core academic program guided by experienced teachers and administrators. The Bowie campus for North Central Texas College enriches the community with opportunities for higher education that include a nursing and biological laboratory and a computer lab open to the public.

Advanced diagnostics and treatment is available locally at Bowie Memorial Hospital, a fine example of modern healthcare efficiency and compassionate care. The 56-bed facility includes an intensive care unit and the latest in equipment and programs. A mammography suite, in-house CT unit, two 24-hour emergency treatment units, home health and primary care programs, two operating suites, available mobile MRI, physical therapy, cardiac rehab, and accessibility for Care Flight are among the specialized services and facilities. Throughout Montague County, skilled professionals meet routine needs for medical and dental care.

Newcomers to Montague County will discover a region rich in Western lore and heritage while it offers a modern and comfortable lifestyle in welcoming communities. The first manufacturing enterprise in the county, the Nocona Boot Company, is still a major attraction in the city for which it was named. The Chisholm Trail Memorial Park in Bowie is another example of the area’s pride in its past. Stonewall Saloon Museum in the St. Jo town square combines an authentically restored saloon with displays of pioneer artifacts and items related to the cattle drive era. Recreational destinations in the region include the 1,800-acre Amon G. Carter Lake, six miles south of Bowie. Water skiing, boating, swimming, fishing, lakeside camping, and picnicking are popular pastimes.

The City of Bowie has been dubbed “Cowboy Country” for its ranking in both the amateur and professional rodeo circuit. The Bowie Championship Pro Rodeo has moved into the state’s top 20 of PRCA rodeos, drawing thousands of spectators to two days of action. Jim Bowie Days in June includes the Jim Bowie Rodeo, one of the largest amateur rodeo events in Texas. Those who prefer more tranquil leisure activities will enjoy shopping in wonderful antique shops and resting in quaint tea rooms. Retail shops and services add to the convenience of daily life, although the flea markets of Second Monday preserve the longest running trade days in North Texas. Homes in Montague County range from traditional two-story farmhouses to ranches, horse properties, new construction, and established neighborhoods. Discover the “best of the West” as a progressive modern community in Montague County.

City Hall

Chamber of Commerce


Newcomers to the City of Bowie will discover a bustling community that serves as home to approximately 6,000 residents, but also a hub of healthcare and commerce for a regional population. The area’s Western heritage is clear in such developments as the Chisholm Trail Memorial Park and the Main Street Project with its historic murals and turn-of-the-century lampposts. Bowie boasts a growing as “Cowboy Country,” attracting thousands of spectators to amateur and professional rodeos. Residents have earned a reputation for involvement and activity in support of their community, adding to the quality of life and the opportunities to feel immediate “at home.” Second Monday Trade Days combine with the historic district shops for an atmosphere where friends and neighbors greet each other by name. Recreational facilities and activities crown the family oriented lifestyle with golf courses, lush parks, a swimming pool, walking trails, outdoor amphitheater, picnic areas, and sports fields. The area’s lakes offer 20,000-acres of water surface within minutes of the city.

City Hall

Chamber of Commerce

The small town of Nocona is home to approximately 3,500 residents who enjoy the pleasures of rural life with accessibility to the bright lights of the Metroplex as well as attractions in Oklahoma City. The city is famous as the “Leathergoods Center of the Southwest,” home to several firms producing leather products that include the acclaimed Nocona Boot Company. Families enjoy the recreational amenities in City Park with its picnic areas, playground, and 18-hole golf course. Nearby, Lake Nocona provides opportunities for water sports and camping. Throughout the area, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy idyllic settings for boating, fishing, and hunting. Colorful festivals draw neighbors and friends together, attraction regional crowds to the Fun Days and Car Show, the Grasshopper Festival, and Nocona’s Ranch Rodeo. North Montague County Historical Society & Museum is active in preserving the area’s rich heritage.

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