Business Development Coordinator:

Brook DeZavala

  • Meridian is known as “The Top of the Hill Country.” Although Meridian is located in Central Texas just 40 miles Northwest of Waco.
  • Meridian is home to the John A. Lomax Amphitheater, which was dedicated to one of the greatest folklorists and ethnomusicologists in American history, Mr. John A Lomax.
  • Meridian is home of the National Championship Barbecue Cookoff. This annual event brings a variety of people from across the country together to find out which Barbecue team really is the best of the best.
  • Meridian State Park is a 505-acre park near Meridian in Bosque County nestled among limestone bluffs. The park opened in 1935. The State Park is highly visited and known for its unique hiking terrain, camping, swimming, boating and fishing.

Meridian Economic Development Corporation

Total Population: 1,359

Bosque County is known as the “Top of the Hill Country” and Meridian is the gateway. This unique town is nestled on State Highways 6 and 22 in Central Texas, and centrally located to Waco, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin and Stephenville. About 1,500 make up the city’s population. The town itself features shops, a historic downtown area, places to eat, great schools, churches and more. You can find it all in Meridian.

Sitting on the beautiful banks of the Bosque River, the town holds rustic charm and friendly faces that judge good character more than anything else. The climate is temperate year-round, being subtropical and perfect for a vacation away from the cold. Beautiful oaks, pecans, native Texas plants are more plentiful than buildings. The air is fresh, crisp and free of industrial smells. Meridian is made up of families that live life and contribute back to the community. The city is the county seat of Bosque County, and home to the fully functioning spectacular 1886 Courthouse.

Stop by Meridian today and see why city-goers travel to this beautiful part of the Texas Hill Country to get away and experience what small town Texas is all about.

Meridian, Texas is the perfect place to raise a family, retire or start a new business. This unique gem of Bosque County is centrally located to major metropolitan areas yet is still surrounded by a beautiful country landscape.

With the force of the community behind it, Meridian has grown in population and beauty with recent outdoor projects. The redevelopment of city parks continues, while organizations in town foster new businesses and entrepreneurs. Citizens truly have a direct hand in shaping Meridian’s future. Though the town may be small, the future and planned growth within the city is bigger than ever.