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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties K|Counties K]] &gt;&nbsp;Knox County'' <br>  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties K|Counties K]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Knox County'' <br>
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<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Knox County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-knox.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1858
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| founded date = February 1
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| seat wl = Benjamin
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.knoxcountytexas.org/ Knox County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 196<br> Benjamin, TX 79505<br> Phone: 940.454.2441&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records from 1905, <br>marriage records from 1886, death records<br> from 1917, divorce records from 1900’s, <br>probate and court and land records from 1887<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Knox County, Texas. Page 668 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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[[Image:Henry Knox.JPG|thumb|right|235x307px]]
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The county is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox General Henry Knox] (1750-1806), Revolutionary War hero, and the nation's first Secretary of War.<ref>"Henry Knox," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox.</ref>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Knox County was created 1 February 1858, recreated in 1876 and in 1879, and organized in 1886 from Cooke, Bexar and Young counties. County seat: Benjamin.  
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'''1858--'''Knox County was created 1 February 1858 from Fannin Land District and organized in 1886.<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Knox County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hck11</ref> '''County seat:''' Benjamin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Benjamin | Goree | Knox City | Munday | Rhineland | Truscott | Vera
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Baylor County, Texas|Baylor]]
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*[[Foard County, Texas|Foard]]
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*[[Haskell County, Texas|Haskell]]
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*[[King County, Texas|King]]
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*[[Stonewall County, Texas|Stonewall]]
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*[[Throckmorton County, Texas|Throckmorton]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txknox/cemeteries.htm Knox County Cemetery Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/knoxph.html Knox County Cemetery] ~&nbsp; photos and transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
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==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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|1880=77
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|1890=1134
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|1900=2322
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|1910=9625
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|1920=9240
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|1930=11368
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|1940=10090
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|1950=10082
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|1960=7857
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|1970=5972
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|1980=5329
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|1990=4837
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|2000=4253
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}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/knox/land/knox.txt Original Land Owners of Texas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''Early Days in Knox County,'' 1963 by Mrs. R. D. Gray.
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*''Knox County History,'' 1966, by the Knox County History Committee.
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hck11 Knox County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txknox/Surnames2.html Knox County Surname List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txknox/csapens.htm CSA Pension Application Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Munday City-County Library<br>121 E B St<br>Munday, TX 76371<br>Phone: (940) 422-4877
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193680&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Knox&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog.]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/knox/knoxtoc.htm Knox County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txknox/ Knox County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Knox|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Knox County Courthouse
PO Box 196
Benjamin, TX 79505
Phone: 940.454.2441 

County Clerk has birth records from 1905,
marriage records from 1886, death records
from 1917, divorce records from 1900’s,
probate and court and land records from 1887[1]

History

Henry Knox.JPG

The county is named for General Henry Knox (1750-1806), Revolutionary War hero, and the nation's first Secretary of War.[2]

Parent County

1858--Knox County was created 1 February 1858 from Fannin Land District and organized in 1886.[3] County seat: Benjamin [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Benjamin | Goree | Knox City | Munday | Rhineland | Truscott | Vera

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries


Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
188077
18901,1341,372.7%
19002,322104.8%
19109,625314.5%
19209,240−4.0%
193011,36823.0%
194010,090−11.2%
195010,082−0.1%
19607,857−22.1%
19705,972−24.0%
19805,329−10.8%
19904,837−9.2%
20004,253−12.1%

Church

Court

Land

Original Land Owners of Texas  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

  • Early Days in Knox County, 1963 by Mrs. R. D. Gray.
  • Knox County History, 1966, by the Knox County History Committee.
  • Knox County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Knox County Surname List  ~  TXGenWeb
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Munday City-County Library
121 E B St
Munday, TX 76371
Phone: (940) 422-4877

Family History Centers

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Knox County, Texas. Page 668 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Henry Knox," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox.
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Knox County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hck11
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).