Three towns

Crazy Oaks is in Bosque County.  Bosque is Spanish for trees and came from a Spanish explorer Marques de San Miguel de Aguayo in 1721 who named the Bosque river and then it was used for the county name.  It is pronounced Boss-key.  The county was established in 1854 on July 4th.

The 98th Meridian runs through a tiny part of the county.  So one of the towns near Crazy Oaks is Meridian, the county seat, was incorporated as a town in 1874.  Close to the town is Meridian State Park, 505 acres with a 72-acre lake.  Cranfills Gap is another of the small towns close to us.  Named for an early settler, George Eaton Cranfill and a gap, or break in the mountains between Bosque and the next county, Hamilton, it officially became a town in 1879.  In Cranfills Gap there is The Old Rock Church, a Lutheran church built in 1886.  The third rural town close to Crazy Oaks is Iredell.  It was named for the son, Ira, of a settler Ward Keeler.

Information about any of the small towns or the county can be found at http://bosquecountycollection.org/ the website of The Bosque County Historical Commission

Looking out over the valley from the front porch

Looking out over the valley

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