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Knox County, Texas
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Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Benjamin
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County Courthouse

History

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The county is named for General Henry Knox (1750-1806), Revolutionary War hero, and the nation's first Secretary of War.[1]

Parent County

1858--Knox County was created 1 February 1858 from Fannin Land District and organized in 1886.[2] County seat: Benjamin [3]

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. "Henry Knox," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox.
  2. Handbook of Texas Online: Knox County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hck11
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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