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   Henry Knox

Knox County was formed in 1858, remained unsettled and was again formed into a county in 1876. In the 1880 census there were 77 residents living on three farms or ranches. Named for Henry Knox, Revolutionary War General and the Secretary of War in George Washington's first cabinet, as was Fort Knox in Kentucky. It was and remains today a relatively small county. With about 850 square miles it's original settlers mined copper, grew cotton or raised cattle.  By the 1940's oil was a big product with the population reaching as high as 10,090 in 1940 and the 2010 estimated population was 3,719The county seat is Benjamin

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Cities: Benjamin, Goree, Munday

Towns: Knox City

Unincorporated communities: Gilliland, Rhineland, Truscott, Vera

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Knox County Bibliography

Knox County Government

My Hometown, A History of Munday, Texas

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Knox County CSA Pension Application Index

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Death Index Knox County 1903-1926

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Knox County News Obituaries 1992-2008

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Neighboring Counties:

Baylor, Cottle, Foard, 
Haskell, King, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wilbarger

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Last updated 22 Nov 2019
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