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BENJAMIN, TEXAS


Knox County Seat, Texas Panhandle

33 35' 0" N, 99 47' 36" W (33.583333, -99.793333)

Intersection of Hwys 6 and 82
85 miles SW of Wichita Falls
90 miles N of Abilene
Population: 254 Est. (2019)
258 (2010) 264 (2000) 225 (1990) 257 (1980)

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Former Knox County jail, and old bank vault in Benjamin Texas
The bank vault and the former Knox County jail
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
See Texas Jails | Texas Banks

History in a Pecan Shell

Founded in 1885, Incorporated in 1928

Benjamin is the only town we know of that was named after someone struck by lightning. Benjamin Bedford was the son of the town founder and first postmaster, Hilory H. Bedford.

The 1935 Courthouse and 1942 school were both WPA projects.

The Knox County Museum is housed in the Courthouse.
The former Knox County Jail is now a private residence.


Benjamin Landmarks / Attractions
The Closed Railroad Trestle in Benjamin

Benjamin, Texas Landmarks / Atttractions


Photographer's Note:
Benjamin is one of those small towns where everything is picture worthy. You leave with a good feeling about the town. - Barclay Gibson

Knox County Texas 1936 Centennial Marker
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Knox County Courthouse


Former Knox County Jail, Benjamin, Texas
Former Knox County jail in Benjamin
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2003
More Texas Jails


Benjamin Texas highway intersection
Intersection of Hwys 6 and 82
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008


Benjamin Tx closed building
Closed
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008


Benjamin Tx Wyman Meinzer Store1
Wyman Meinzer Store
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008


Benjamin Tx quonset
Quonset hut
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008


Benjamin cemetery, Benjamin Tx
Benjamin Cemetery
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
See Texas Cemeteries


Benjamin Tx city limit sign
Benjamin City Limit
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
More Texas Signs


Benjamin Tx water tower
Benjamin water tower
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
More Water Towers | Texas Towns



The Closed Railroad Trestle
in Benjamin, Texas


Benjamin Tx Closed Railroad Trestle
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008


Benjamin Tx Closed Railroad Trestle
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008


Benjamin Tx Closed Railroad Trestle
Photos Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
More Texas Bridges | Texas Towns



Knox County Texas Centennial Marker
Knox County Texas Centennial Marker
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
See Texas Centennial

Take a road trip

Texas Panhandle

Banjamin, Texas Nearby Towns:
Haskell | Seymour | Crowell |
Guthrie | Wichita Falls | Abilene

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