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Knox County Texas
The county is named for Henry Knox, the secretary of war in George Washington's first cabinet.. The county seat is Benjamin. In February 1858 the Texas legislature formed Knox County from lands formerly assigned to Young and Bexar counties; because the area remained unsettled, it was again decreed a county in 1876 and attached to Baylor County in 1879 for administrative purposes. In 1880 only three farms or ranches were in operation in the county, and the census counted seventy-seven residents. Settlers came in larger numbers between 1880 and 1900. Robert D. Goree, who came as a cattleman to Northwest Texas in 1882, opened up the land to agriculture by encouraging people from older states and other Texas counties to move into Knox County. The county was organized in 1886, with the town of Benjamin, founded by Hillary Bedford in 1884 and named for his oldest son, as county seat.
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
* Benjamin * Goree * Knox City * Munday
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May 2017: County Records: 1900 Fugitives from JusticeAug 2016: Marriage News: ROBERTS, SMITH; Sick List News: FIELDS, SANDIFER, SMITHJun 2016: County Records: 1916 County OfficersMar 2016: World War I Honor Roll
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