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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.
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 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
The Narrows Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
2. The Narrows Marker
(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).
 
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The Narrows Marker <i>on the right</i> image. Click for full size.
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 July 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 714 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma.   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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