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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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Dec 2015: County Records: 1888 County OfficersSept 2015: 1911 BirthsJun 2015: News: Newspapers of Knox CountyMar 2015: Marriage News; HUNTER, BURNETT; Crime News: Orient Depot robbed: Military News: 1919 Civil War Veterans; Death News; SAMS, SANDIFER; Sick List News; BATES, CLARK, HOPKINS, RIGSBEE; Visiting News: WALKER, REEDER, PRINGLE, ROGERS, CANTLEY, MORRIS, BANNER, MCLAIN, BOLIN, NOVELL, POTTS, JANES, WOOD, ATTERBURY, STANLEY, GUIN, EDWARDS, COATS, NEWTON, CRAVIG, CUMMINGS, PHAR, COOPER, GIBSON, HACKFIELD, SMITH, GOFORTH, FOOTE, ANDERSON, CONDITT, Sand Hill, Hefner News; North Knox City News; Jug and Daisy Club
Dec 2014: Obit: HARGROVE, GOLDEN, McKAIN, ROBERTS, MATHIS, Marriage News: RATLIFF, CUNNINGHAM
Nov 2014: Obit: HICKS
Sept 2014: Mil: WW2 Army Casualties Honor Roll; History: 1914 County Description
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