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KNOX COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Benjamin, Texas

There has been three courthouse in Knox County:
1886, 1888, 1935

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1935 Knox County Courthouse, Benjamin Texas
Knox County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2006

The Present Knox County Courthouse
- Benjamin, Texas

Date - 1935
Architect - Voelcker & Dixon
Style - Moderne
Material - Stone
1935 Knox County Courthouse back, Benjamin Texas
Back view of the 1935 Knox County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson
Knox County Courthouse, Benjamin, Texas
The 1935 Knox County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo Courtesy TXDoT
Knox County Courthouse eagle, Benjamin Texas
Knox County courthouse eagle
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2008
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Knox County Courthouse detail,  Benjamin Texas
Knox County Courthouse close-up
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2008
Knox County Courthouse detail,  Benjamin Texas
Knox County Courthouse detail
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2008
Benjamin TX,  KnoxCounty Courthouse Courtroom
"The district courtroom in the current courthouse is quite spacious and looks to be unaltered." - Terry Jeanson

The 1888 Knox County Courthouse
- Benjamin, Texas

Photographer's Note:
The historical marker over the cornerstone gives the date of the former courthouse as 1891, but the THC lists the date as 1888. - Terry Jeanson
"This photo of the sandstone 1888 Knox County courthouse is displayed in the first floor hallway of the current courthouse along with other vintage photos, artifacts and county memorabilia." - Terry Jeanson
The 1888 Knox County Courthouse, Benjamin, Texas
The demolished 1888 Knox County Courthouse.
Early 1900s photo courtesy texasoldphotos.com
Old rock Knox County courthouse cornerstone historical marker, Benjamin Texas
The "Original Old Rock Courthouse Cornerstone" historical marker -
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson
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1888 Knox County courthouse cornerstone and bluebonnets
"The cornerstone of the 1888 Knox County courthouse amidst a sea of bluebonnets. The writing on the cornerstone is mostly illegible."
- Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson
Former Knox County Jail, Benjamin, Texas
Former Knox County jail in Benjamin
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2003
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