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Near Lytle in Atascosa County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Benton City Cemetery

(Established 1870)

 
 
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By John A Hensarling, June 21, 2012
1. Benton City Cemetery Marker
Inscription. 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 Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 373.)
 
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. Touch for map. From Lytle, take FM 3175 about 1.9 miles southeast to Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Lytle TX 78052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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
Benton City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By John A Hensarling, June 21, 2012
2. Benton City Cemetery Marker
miles away); Old Rock Baptist Church ( approx. 6.2 miles away); Rossville Cemetery ( approx. 9.4 miles away); Sand Branch Baptist Church ( approx. 10.2 miles away); Rossville ( approx. 10.3 miles away); Anchorage Cemetery ( approx. 10.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lytle.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2012, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 47 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.
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