- Get Involved
ROSWELL, TEXAS. Roswell was near Smith Bend fifteen miles northeast of Valley Mills and twenty-three miles northwest of Waco in southeastern Bosque County. Gip Smith constructed a general store and cottonseed mill at Roswell in 1902. He was also responsible for the establishment of the post office, which operated from 1902 to 1930. The estimated population of Roswell, twenty-five in 1925, rose to approximately fifty in 1945. No population figures have been recorded for Roswell since 1966, when the recorded population was fifty. By the 1980s the community was no longer listed by the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Bosque County History Book Committee, Bosque County, Land and People (Dallas: Curtis Media, 1985).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Karen Yancy, "ROSWELL, TX," accessed August 23, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvr68.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.