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Guide to Knox County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Knox County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Knox County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Benjamin
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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]


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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.[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


African American



Historical populations
Census Pop.




After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Original Land Owners of Texas  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Knox County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas 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




Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Knox County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).



Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.


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


  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).