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Benjamin in Knox County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Original Old Rock Courthouse Cornerstone

 
 
Original Old Rock Courthouse Cornerstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
1. Original Old Rock Courthouse Cornerstone Marker
Inscription.

     Erected in Benjamin in 1891, when the officials of Knox County were: W.H. Benedict, T.P. Reeder, J.A. Spinks, G.B. Stewart.
Commissioners

T.D. Isbell – Sheriff.

     Rock structure replacing wooden courthouse of 1886, was in use until 1935.
 
Erected 1967 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3871.)
 
Location. 33° 34.989′ N, 99° 47.594′ W. Marker is in Benjamin, Texas, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Cedar Street and S. Hinton Street (Texas Highway 6), on the right when traveling west on W. Cedar Street. Click for map. Marker is along the front entry way to the Knox County courthouse on the south side of the courthouse grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Benjamin TX 79505, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Settlement in Knox County / L – Ranch (within shouting distance of this marker); Knox County (within shouting distance of this marker); The Narrows (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. On the lower border of the marker is incised: "Presented by M.J. Spinks".
1935 WPA County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
2. 1935 WPA County Courthouse

 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Markers on Knox County Courthouse Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
3. Markers on Knox County Courthouse Grounds
Original Old Rock Courthouse Cornerstone marker can be seen in the front center
Original Old Rock Courthouse Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
4. Original Old Rock Courthouse Cornerstone
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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