Near Lytle in Atascosa County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Benton City Cemetery
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 Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 373.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
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 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow 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); Old Rock Baptist Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); Rossville Cemetery (approx. 9.4 miles away); Spanish Exploration in Medina County (approx. 10 miles away); Charco de la Pita (approx. 10 miles away); Sand Branch Baptist Church (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lytle.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2012, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. This page has been viewed 538 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2012, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.