Formed from Young and
Created February 1, 1858
Recreated August 21, 1876
Organized March 20, 1886
Named in honor of
General Henry Knox
Major General of the
Continental Army, 1781 . . . — — Map (db m81302) HM
In 1850's came to Texas from Arkansas. At 16, on outbreak of Civil War, was left in charge of family mills, instructed by his father to give entire flour output to widows of Confederates.
In 1862, captured in Missouri, as he went through enemy . . . — — Map (db m105082) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m52150) HM
This bridge was constructed in 1938-39 to replace a 1901 bridge and provide a crossing over the Brazos River. Located on State Highway 6 (originally State Highway 16 and later State Highway 283) south of Benjamin, the bridge links the Knox County . . . — — Map (db m105085) HM
Organized 1907 under Sam Anderson, board chairman. Schoolhouse used for services until 1909, when his church was built. W.C. Wright was called as the first minister.
Oldest church building in city continuously in use. Recorded Texas Historic . . . — — Map (db m200406) HM
The Gillespie School District No. 7 was formed in 1891; League District No. 12 organized in 1906. Prairie View District No. 24 was created in 1910 and Jungman District No. 26 in 1923. These four were among eleven Knox County school districts whose . . . — — Map (db m200404) HM