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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Bonham Celebrates 175th Anniversary


The City of Bonham invites all the public to attend a City Celebration on Thursday, February 2, 2023, from 11:30am – 1:00 pm at Bonham City Hall located at 514 Chestnut Street to kick off Bonham’s 175th Birthday Celebration. 

This celebratory event will feature the reveal of Bonham’s 175th Anniversary Logo & a printed calendar of year-long community wide celebratory events. A formal recognition ceremony to express our pride and appreciation for the many civic and economic benefits that our community has enjoyed over the past 175 years will begin a 12:00 p.m., with comments from the Mayor, H.L. Compton & a group photo of all in attendance to follow. Cake and light refreshments will be served.

On October 10, 2022, on behalf of the City Council of the City of Bonham, Texas, Mayor H.L. Compton read and signed “City of Bonham’s 175th Anniversary Proclamation” whereas, February 2, 2023 marks the 175th anniversary of the City of Bonham. 

We urge all citizens to join in commemorating the City of Bonham’s Terquasquicentennial Anniversary & saluting our rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. We look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with our residents, community, businesses, visitors, & beyond. 

For more information about this event and Bonham’s 175th Anniversary year-long Celebration please contact the Bonham Visitors Center at 903-583-9830 or

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