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