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
Erected in Benjamin in 1891, when the officials of Knox County were: W.H. Benedict, T.P. Reeder, J.A. Spinks, G.B. Stewart.
T.D. Isbell – Sheriff.
Rock structure replacing wooden courthouse of 1886, was . . . — — Map (db m81300) 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 springs . . . — — 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