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

Knox County

 
 
Knox County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
1. Knox County Marker
Inscription.

Formed from Young and
Bexar Territories
Created February 1, 1858
Recreated August 21, 1876
Organized March 20, 1886

Named in honor of
General Henry Knox
1759–1806
Major General of the
Continental Army, 1781
Secretary of War, 1785–1794

Benjamin, the county seat

 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 2970.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 33° 35.013′ N, 99° 47.571′ W. Marker is in Benjamin, Texas, in Knox County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of S. Hinton Street (State Highway 6) and W. Hays Street (U.S. 82), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on the east side of the grounds of the Knox County Courthouse. 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 (a few steps from this marker); Original Old Rock Courthouse Cornerstone
Knox County Marker Inscription Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
2. Knox County Marker Inscription Tablet
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Narrows (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Knox County. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on March 8, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Knox County Marker on Grounds<br>of Knox County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
3. Knox County Marker on Grounds
of Knox County Courthouse
Knox County Marker and<br>First Settlement in Knox County / L – Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
4. Knox County Marker and
First Settlement in Knox County / L – Ranch Marker
Located at southwest corner of intersection
of US 82 and State Highway 6
Markers on Knox County Courthouse Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
5. Markers on Knox County Courthouse Grounds
Knox County marker can be seen in the left center background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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