Knox County Courthouse
Benjamin, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1935
Architect - Voelcker & Dixon
Photos: Robert Deering 7/18/2001
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1886

COUNTY NAMED FOR: Henry Knox, the secretary of war in George Washington's first cabinet.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Benjamin.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: The town of Benjamin was founded by Hillary Bedford in 1884 and named for his oldest son.

COURTHOUSES: Three - 1886, 1891, 1935. The first courthouse, a small box-and-strip building, was replaced by a native stone structure in 1891. The Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works constructed the current building in 1935.

STANDING: One - 1935 Modern style structure.

 
 
 
1891 Courthouse
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Benjamin, Texas
Photo: Robert Deering
7/18/2001

 
Old Bank Vault in Benjamin