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

The Narrows

 
 
The Narrows Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Hoch, June 18, 2011
1. The Narrows Marker
Inscription.  

This crest separates the drainage basins of the Wichita River, whose waters flow into the Mississippi, and the Brazos River, which winds through Texas to the Gulf of Mexico.

Known as good hunting grounds because of buffalo grass, fresh springs and herds of mustangs from which to get mounts, The Narrows were crossed by the Comanche, Wichita, Kiowa, Apache, Seminole and Tonkawa Indians. Evidences of battles and camps are still being found. Later settlers used the well-worn paths. Today its canyons and ravines are used for ranching.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5385.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEnvironmentNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 33° 35.388′ N, 99° 43.011′ W. Marker is near Benjamin, Texas, in Knox County. Marker is on U.S. 82, on the right when traveling west. Located at a rest area on the northern portion of the road about 6 miles east of Benjamin,
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TX. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Benjamin TX 79505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pleasant C. Sams (a few steps from this marker); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 4.3 miles away); Knox County (approx. 4.4 miles away); First Settlement in Knox County / L – Ranch (approx. 4.4 miles away); Original Old Rock Courthouse Cornerstone (approx. 4.4 miles away); Brazos River Bridge (approx. 8 miles away); Sunset Consolidated Rural School District (approx. 9.8 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 13.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benjamin.
 
The Narrows Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
2. The Narrows Marker
The Narrows Marker <i>on the right</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
3. The Narrows Marker on the right
Pleasant C. Sams Marker is ahead next to car.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,213 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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