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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: 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
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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.

A Drive Through Benjamin
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
Knox County Courthouse
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Former Knox County Jail, Benjamin, Texas
Former Knox County jail in Benjamin
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2003
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Benjamin Texas highway intersection
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Benjamin Tx closed building
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Benjamin Tx Wyman Meinzer Store1
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Benjamin Tx quonset
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Benjamin cemetery, Benjamin Tx
Benjamin Cemetery
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Benjamin Tx city limit sign
Entering Benjamin
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Benjamin Tx water tower
Benjamin water tower
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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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
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Knox County Texas Centennial Marker
Knox County Texas Centennial Marker
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Banjamin, Texas Area Towns:
Haskell | Seymour | Crowell | Guthrie | Wichita Falls | Abilene
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