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Knox County, TX
The TXGenWeb Project page for family history and genealogy

   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

Links and listings of local cemeteries

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Cities, towns, communities 
Cities: Benjamin, Goree, Munday

Towns: Knox City

Unincorporated communities: Gilliland, Rhineland, Truscott, Vera

Family histories
from researchers like you
Local Information

Knox County Bibliography

Knox County Government

My Hometown, A History of Munday, Texas

Knox County Hotels & RV Parks

Recent Obituaries and Funeral Home Records
Wichita Brazos Museum and Cultural Center
200 E Hays St, Benjamin, Texas 79505
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Look Ups
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Links pertinent to Knox County

Mail List

replaces Rootsweb list which is no longer supported

Available reels for Interlibrary Loan

Neighboring Counties


USGenWeb Archives online and free! 

Knox County Births

Knox County Deaths
1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934

Death Certificates - Search for Texas Death Certificates from 1890 - 1976

Death Index
Knox County 1903-1926

Knox County Marriages

Knox County CSA Pension Application Index

Census Records

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Divorce Records

Texas Divorce records 1968-2001  Searchable!

Obituaries Submitted by researchers

School Records and Histories

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former TXGenWeb
State Coordinator
Shirley Cullum
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I am Tamara Stevens, the county coordinator. My goal is to provide you with every possible resource to help you with your Knox County, Texas family research in a pleasing, organized format that doesn't take forever to load.  If you have family history, stories, books, wills, marriages, births, deaths, obits, old photos or other information about Knox County, please send me an email and allow me to add the information to this site. We are all volunteers on this project and appreciate your kindness.

Issues, information, suggestions or to volunteer on the state level, 
contact Gina Heffernan TXGenWeb State Coordinator

Last updated 4/04/2021

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