Situated in the far northeastern corner of Texas, Bowie County was established in 1840 and named after Alamo hero, James Bowie. Along with two other counties, Bowie County borders two other states, Oklahoma and Arkansas, forming the tripoint with Texas. it also serves as a major point of entry into the state, with its proximity to Interstate 30. Agriculture, lumber, government services, and manufacturing mainly sustain the economy. Agriculture products include hay, corn, soybeans, wheat, milo, pecans, rice, nursery plants, and truck crops, along with beef cattle, dairy, poultry, horses, and goats. For recreation, locals and visitors can enjoy hunting, fishing, lake activities, visiting the Crystal Springs Beach, and other historic sites. Well-loved events such as the Four-States Fair and the Octoberfest are also celebrated annually.