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Bonham is a city in Fannin County, Texas, United States. The population was 9,990 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Fannin CountyGR6. Fannin County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Official language(s) None See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ...

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Geography

Location of Bonham, Texas

Bonham is located at 33°35′2″N, 96°10′54″W (33.583772, -96.181801)GR1. Image File history File links TXMap-doton-Bonham. ...


The city is centrally located in Fannin County in Northeastern Texas, about 25 km south of Oklahoma and has a total area of 24.2 km² (9.4 mi²), with negligible water cover. The distance to Dallas in the Southeast is about 110 km. A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


History

The history of Bonham, one of the oldest cities in Texas, goes back to the year 1837, when Bailey Inglish built a two-story block house here, named Fort Inglish. It was located about 2 km from the current downtown. Inglish and other acquanitances then settled here in the summer of 1837 and the settlement was named Bois D'Arc. In 1843, the Congress of the Republic of Texas assigned the name Bloomington to the city, but finally renamed it Bonham, in honor of James Butler Bonham, a hero and defender of the Alamo. On February 2, 1848 Bonham was incorporated as a city. James Butler Bonham (20 February 1807–6 March 1836) was a 19th century American soldier who died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. ... Alamo may mean: Bold textRemember the Alamo The Battle of the Alamo, a battle fought during the Texas Revolution Alamo Mission in San Antonio, a building in Texas which was the focus of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836 Alamo Beer, a brand from King of the Hill TV...


After the connection to the Texas and Pacific Railroad the city began to grow and in 1885 there were six churches, three colleges, two public schools, three weekly newspapers, a saw mill, two grain mills, a power plant and 2300 inhabitants. 1890 saw the addition of streetcars, an ice plant, and the opening of the Texas Power and Light Company, a utility provider to the area. In 1925, the city was connected to natural gas lines. The Texas and Pacific Railway Company (known as the T&P) was created by federal charter in 1871 with the purpose of building a southern transcontinental railroad between Marshall, Texas and San Diego, California. ...


During the Second World War, there was a training camp and a aviation school for the US Air Force in the vicinity of Bonham, as well as a prisoner-of-war camp for Germans and German soldiers. Parts of the camp can still be visited today. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


Demographic data

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 9,990 people, 2,884 households, and 1,848 families residing in the city. The population density was 412.1/km² (1,067.1/mi²). There were 3,381 housing units at an average density of 139.5/km² (361.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.27% White, 16.77% African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.22% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.75% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 2,884 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.98. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 13.3% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 164.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 179.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $26,131, and the median income for a family was $35,721. Males had a median income of $26,035 versus $21,897 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,840. About 12.6% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.9% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

The City of Bonham is served by the Bonham Independent School District. Bonham Independent School District is a public school district based in Bonham, Texas (USA). ...


Famous people

By far Bonham's most famous resident was "Mr. Sam" – Sam Rayburn, the longtime Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Rayburn's house and a library featuring memorabilia from his Congressional terms are popular museums in the city, and Texas State Highway 56 through town (the former U.S. Highway 82) is named Sam Rayburn Boulevard (and runs beside both the house and library). Portrait of Sam Rayburn Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn (January 6, 1882 – November 16, 1961) was a United States politician from Texas. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the lower... State Highway 56 is a Texas state highway that runs through Grayson and Fannin Counties in North Central Texas. ... United States Highway 82 is an east-west United States highway. ...


Other famous residents include:

Charlie Christian (29 July 1916 – 2 March 1942) was an American jazz guitarist. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Butch Cassidy, a famous Western American outlaw An outlaw, a person living the lifestyle of outlawry, meaning literally outside of the law. ... Categories: Stock characters | Stub ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) Vagina The 19th century lasted from 1801 through 1900 in the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) None See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Roy David McMillan (July 17, 1929 - November 2, 1997) was a shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,5,8,10,18,20,24 Name Cincinnati Reds (1876–present) (Referred to as Redlegs 1953-1958) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront Stadium (1970-2002) a. ... All-star (also, Allstar or All Star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of sports and entertainment. ... The position of the shortstop A shortstop moves to his left, toward the center of the field, to play a ground ball Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... Thomas Raymond McBride (November 2, 1914 - December 26, 2001) was a Major League Baseball outfielder. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... An outfielder moves in to catch a fly ball Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter. ... Picture taken as Major General Michael D. Maples Michael D. Maples holds the rank of Lieutenant General (LTG) in the U.S. Army and currently serves as the 16th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), appointed on November 4, 2005. ... 1967 Topps pinup #25 Joseph Leonard Morgan (born September 19, 1943 in Bonham, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman, considered by many to be among the greatest to have played the position. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ... B.A. Wilson, born January 6, 1971 in Bonham, Texas, is a former NASCAR driver. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Daniel Wayne (Danny) Darwin (b. ...

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Bonham, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (740 words)
Bonham is a city in Fannin County, Texas, United States.
After the connection to the Texas and Pacific Railroad the city began to grow and in 1885 there were six churches, three colleges, two public schools, three weekly newspapers, a saw mill, two grain mills, a power plant and 2300 inhabitants.
The City of Bonham is served by the Bonham Independent School District.
James Bonham at AllExperts (832 words)
Bonham served as an aide to Governor James Hamilton during the Nullification Crisis in 1832.
Bonham departed the Alamo on 16 February for Goliad in an effort to convince the local commander, James Fannin, to send some of his troops to San Antonio as rumors persisted that General Antonio López de Santa Anna was approaching with a large Mexican army.
Bonham reportedly died while crewing a cannon in the interior of the chapel, although he may have been one of the half dozen surviors that were executed at 8 O'clock AM after the battle.
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