Near Benjamin in Knox County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
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 Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5385.)
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. Touch for map. Located at a rest area on the northern portion of the road about 6 miles east of Benjamin, TX. Marker is in this post office area: Benjamin TX 79505, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 8 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 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).
Categories. • Agriculture • Environment • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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