Near Lytle in Atascosa County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Benton City Cemetery
First public cemetery in this community, which was famous in early days for its outstanding school, aggressive businesses, and newspaper, the Benton City "Era."
Site was given by James M. Jones, farmer-livestock raiser and leading citizen, whose rock house stood nearby. Jones and family moved here in 1869, when Atascosa County (with Amphion the county seat) was a frontier region of south Texas.
Interred here are pioneers and veterans of Indian warfare, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and other conflicts.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 373.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
Location. 29° 12.41′ N, 98° 46.86′ W. Marker is near Lytle, Texas, in Atascosa County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 3175, on the right when traveling west. From Lytle, take FM 3175 about 1.9 miles southeast to Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lytle TX 78052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured Lytle Methodist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Atascosa Lodge No. 379, A.F. and A.M. (approx. 2.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Lytle (approx. 2.7 miles away); Natalia (approx. 4.9 miles away); Natalia Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Old Rock Baptist Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); LaCoste City Hall (approx. 7.4 miles away); LaCoste, Texas, Founded 1881 (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lytle.
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